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Microsoft Outlook Alternatives

How do Microsoft Outlook alternatives compare?

Gmail and Front stand out as its top competitors based on similarity, popularity and user reviews. When comparing Microsoft Outlook to its top 100 alternatives, Microsoft 365 has the highest rating, with Gmail as the runner-up, and Microsoft Outlook ranking 12th place. Mailchimp has the most reviews with a total of 14,623, while Microsoft Outlook has 646. Users say Gmail tops the list for value for money followed by Mailchimp, while Microsoft Outlook comes in 15th. Users also say Gmail and Microsoft 365 are the easiest to use, while Microsoft Outlook takes 15th place.

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Top 100 Alternatives & Competitors to Microsoft Outlook

Gmail

4.8
(7.1K)

Free email and inbox management app, from Google

Features

Total

4

8

8

features in common

4

features in common

Gmail's unique features

  • API

  • Reporting/Analytics

  • Spam Blocker

  • Auto-Responders

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Contact Database

  • Template Management

  • Customizable Templates

Value for money

4.8

0.4

4.4

What users say about Gmail's value for money

The ease of switching between screens and the auto save feature is a life saver. Gmail's ease of use is wonderful for all.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

I dislike the way it filters emails into spam sometimes. I have to monitor spam every so often to make sure I didn't miss any important emails.

SC

Sophia C.

Front

4.5
(211)

One place to take care of all your customers

Features

Total

6

115

8

features in common

6

features in common

Front's unique features

  • SMS Messaging

  • Support Ticket Tracking

  • Team Chat

  • Multi-Channel Management

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Customizable Templates

  • Contact Management

Starting from

$19/year

Value for money

4.2

0.2

4.4

What users say about Front's value for money

Support team really does an incredible job at providing super helpful information quickly and kindly. Their self-support documentation is also wonderful.

NB

Nick B.

It's super easy to use and perfect when working in team. It's basically impossible to miss any email with this software and super nice the way it looks like when using it on a daily basis.

GP

Giada P.

ActiveCampaign

4.6
(1.4K)

Email Marketing, Marketing Automation, CRM/Sales Automation

Features

Total

5

85

8

features in common

5

features in common

ActiveCampaign's unique features

  • Segmentation

  • Campaign Management

  • Interaction Tracking

  • Workflow Management

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Contact Database

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$9/month

Value for money

4.5

0.1

4.4

What users say about ActiveCampaign's value for money

They offer great integration with my Wordpress sites, Facebook fan pages, and Zapier (automations integrated with Eventbrite.) Customer support has always been helpful and friendly.

JM

John M.

I am so happy to have Active Campaign on board. It is just what I needed to help promote my online program.

Es

Edie s.

Constant Contact

4.3
(1.8K)

Powerful tools and expert guidance to market your business.

Features

Total

5

121

8

features in common

5

features in common

Constant Contact's unique features

  • Kitting

  • Click Tracking

  • API

  • Question Branching

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$20/month

Value for money

4.0

0.4

4.4

What users say about Constant Contact's value for money

The program is easy to customize, There are plug and play templates as I like to call them. They look beautiful from the consumer side and are easy to understand from the creative side too.

AK

Alysha K.

The interface of this tool is very excellent, clean, and easy to use. It is helping me to send emails to my customers within just a few clicks—it is fully automated.

PA

Palash A.

Close

4.7
(137)

The CRM for high-performance sales teams.

Features

Total

7

118

8

features in common

7

features in common

Close's unique features

  • Call Recording

  • Email Response Control

  • Customizable Branding

  • Click Tracking

Microsoft Outlook's unique feature

  • Archiving & Retention

Starting from

$25/month

Value for money

4.3

0.1

4.4

What users say about Close's value for money

User-friendly, great support staff that reaches out to the user, making sure they have everything they need to be more successful.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The only negative thing I have to say is that close.io does not work really well with HTML emails.

Nir A.

Sendinblue

4.5
(987)

Automation, Marketing & Transactional Email, and SMS Service

Features

Total

6

69

8

features in common

6

features in common

Sendinblue's unique features

  • Marketing Automation

  • Multi-Campaign

  • Customization

  • Signature Management

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$25/month

Value for money

4.5

0.1

4.4

What users say about Sendinblue's value for money

The Layout and features are the best, very user friendly and one of the best services in Email marketing category.

SC

Sandeep C.

Great UI with very easy to implement APIs and packed full of features. I've been using SendInBlue for a good few years now and would strongly recommend to anyone needing an email sending service.

CS

Craig S.

Airtable

4.7
(1.1K)

Cloud-based organization & collaboration tool

Features

Total

6

152

8

features in common

6

features in common

Airtable's unique features

  • Customizable Branding

  • Product Roadmapping

  • Filtering

  • Email Management

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Email Templates

Starting from

$12/month

Value for money

4.6

0.2

4.4

What users say about Airtable's value for money

I love the low price-point and the amazing customer service they have, by far one f the most powerful low-cost database/spreadsheet tool out there.

Jonathan Z.

I like to see a whole month's worth of content at one time. It is also super helpful that one team member can upload content and another can download from a different location.

Courtney C.

Mailchimp

4.5
(14.6K)

Email and advertising marketing automation platform

Features

Total

6

121

8

features in common

6

features in common

Mailchimp's unique features

  • Campaign Analytics

  • Skip Logic

  • Click Tracking

  • Website Visitor Tracking

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Inbox Management

  • Contact Management

Starting from

$10/month

Value for money

4.4
4.4

What users say about Mailchimp's value for money

I've had a very positive experience. The help desk was able to respond to some of my questions pretty quickly, I like the functionality and my emails look good.

DW

Daniel W.

Its broad feature set and ease of use are an amazing help to a new company just getting started. If you're not looking for custom integration or transactional emails, this product is one of the best.

JW

Jonathan W.

Zoho Mail

4.4
(619)

Zoho Mail is a secure, encrypted, and enterprise-ready email

Features

Total

3

23

8

features in common

3

features in common

Zoho Mail's unique features

  • Team Calendars

  • Shared Inboxes

  • Auto-Responders

  • Data Recovery

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Email Templates

  • Search/Filter

  • Contact Database

  • Template Management

Starting from

$1/month

Value for money

4.6

0.2

4.4

What users say about Zoho Mail's value for money

All of my clients are really happy with Zoho as they never faced any difficulty due to Zoho's user friendly user interface. I really appreciate Zoho for providing such wonderful service.

Nadish H.

The limited versions are quite limited. Also, terrible spam filtering (filters known contacts in spam occasionally and not always catching obvious spam).

AM

Alex M.

Help Scout

4.7
(169)

Web-based help desk designed for better customer experience

Features

Total

7

73

8

features in common

7

features in common

Help Scout's unique features

  • Email Management

  • Historical Reporting

  • Real Time Monitoring

  • Performance Management

Microsoft Outlook's unique feature

  • Contact Database

Starting from

$15/month

Value for money

4.6

0.2

4.4

What users say about Help Scout's value for money

Help Scout serves its purpose well. And I like the fun congratulatory messages it gives anytime a folder is cleared out.

SC

Scott C.

Its ease of use, great search with keywords in the help guide area of clients. The ticketing system is great and integrates with Infusinsoft and Trello so we can transfer information between teams.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Microsoft 365

4.6
(12.3K)

Cloud collaboration and file sharing application suite

Features

Total

8

69

8

features in common

8

features in common

Microsoft 365's unique features

  • Video Support

  • Real Time Notifications

  • Video Conferencing

  • Customization

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • No unique features

Starting from

$6/month

Value for money

4.3

0.1

4.4

What users say about Microsoft 365's value for money

I love the ease of use of the product, I love what the product can do and I love all of the various options. Specifically Sharepoint, Outlook and OneDrive.

wD

whitney D.

I like some of the apps that you can integrate with the system. They are superior and more advanced.

CP

Cathy P.

Marketing 360

4.7
(921)

#1 Marketing Platform For Small Business

Features

Total

7

340

8

features in common

7

features in common

Marketing 360's unique features

  • Keyword Research Tools

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Communications Management

  • Conversion Tracking

Microsoft Outlook's unique feature

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$25

Value for money

4.5

0.1

4.4

What users say about Marketing 360's value for money

As promised it is taking off and extremely excited for what else is to come in the future and what executives can work now they have a great website to send all of my leads to.

BB

Brad B.

Our company has used and gets great results from mymarketing360.com for years now. The re-targeting ads are very effective, the real-time analytics are excellent, and the customer support is awesome.

CC

Chris C.

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

4.1
(274)

Stand out in Your Customer's Inbox

Features

Total

5

147

8

features in common

5

features in common

Salesforce Marketing Cloud's unique features

  • Metadata Management

  • Customization

  • Email Monitoring

  • Multi-Account Management

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Inbox Management

  • Contact Database

  • Contact Management

Starting from

$4,800

Value for money

3.7

0.7

4.4

What users say about Salesforce Marketing Cloud's value for money

The price, the user experience, the lack of multibrand use. When I threatened to take my business elsewhere we had one call with the VP but then he stopped responding to calls and emails.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Encourages cross-team communications. Great support from the vendor, and strong community of users and third-party integrators.

BL

Bill L.

iContact

4.5
(534)

Email marketing & social media marketing software

Features

Total

4

66

8

features in common

4

features in common

iContact's unique features

  • Customization

  • Customer Surveys

  • Campaign Analytics

  • Workflow Management

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Contact Database

  • Inbox Management

Value for money

4.4
4.4

What users say about iContact's value for money

You can allow this program to deal with emails instead of answering each on yourself. It's really a wonderful program and a huge help with your email returns.

MA

Melanie A.

I like its enhanced features and how easy it has been to adapt to it. I like the customer service representatives and their willingness to help and answer all my questions.

Jessica R.

Pardot

4.1
(562)

Salesforce B2B marketing automation for marketing & sales

Features

Total

7

99

8

features in common

7

features in common

Pardot's unique features

  • Activity Tracking

  • Channel Management

  • Segmentation

  • Customization

Microsoft Outlook's unique feature

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$1,250/month

Value for money

3.7

0.7

4.4

What users say about Pardot's value for money

Overall, it is a very good product. Certainly worth the investment if you are can invest the time and resources to improve your marketing efforts.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Custom redirects are also one of the best features that Pardot has because you can utilize them on all SoMe platforms for prospect tracking and provide more quality on certain links on your website.

Anna H.

AWeber

4.3
(171)

Powerfully-simple email marketing and automation software

Features

Total

4

83

8

features in common

4

features in common

AWeber's unique features

  • Click Tracking

  • Real Time Analytics

  • Forms Management

  • Email Tracking

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Contact Database

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$19.99/month

Value for money

4.0

0.4

4.4

What users say about AWeber's value for money

When the time came, the emails went out in the wrong order, annoying customers I'd spent years building up and making our company look very unprofessional.

Ben T.

Overall a very good website to help you with your email marketing and i am very satisfied with the results.

PB

Pontus B.

Campaigner

4.0
(400)

Powerful Email Marketing Automation Suite

Features

Total

5

79

8

features in common

5

features in common

Campaigner's unique features

  • Web Forms

  • Campaign Management

  • Social Marketing

  • CAN SPAM Compliance

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$29/month

Value for money

3.9

0.5

4.4

What users say about Campaigner's value for money

Now I have a mounting list of people who need to be re-subscribed and I cannot do it and the form I given them does not work. We are now looking for an in-house software option to avoid these issues.

JC

Jonathan C.

Overall, having used the platform for a few years I can say that it performs perfectly for our needs which is a monthly newsletter blast. Good reports on the results and easy to set up.

GH

Gary H.

GetResponse

4.1
(281)

The world's easiest e-mail marketing

Features

Total

6

65

8

features in common

6

features in common

GetResponse's unique features

  • Marketing Automation

  • Website Analytics

  • Customization

  • Email Distribution

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$15/month

Value for money

3.9

0.5

4.4

What users say about GetResponse's value for money

After numerous communication with the company, we found out they moved us to a "bad" server/IP address which triggered the recipient inbox spam filters.

NR

Nick R.

I cancelled my subscription and after a month they activated without my consense and charged of 95.

CM

Cristian M.

Hiver

4.7
(74)

Hiver: World's First Gmail-based Customer Service Helpdesk

Features

Total

5

56

8

features in common

5

features in common

Hiver's unique features

  • Commenting/Notes

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Communication Management

  • Role-Based Permissions

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Contact Database

  • Contact Management

Starting from

$12/month

Value for money

4.6

0.2

4.4

What users say about Hiver's value for money

We have had a great experience with Hiver. It has really improved our customer service and any time I have had a question or issue their tech support was ready to help.

AW

Amanda W.

I really enjoy the save and close feature when I know an issue has been resolved. It helps me keep track of everything I need in my busy job.

pp

priyanka p.

SendGrid

4.2
(505)

Email Delivery. Simplified.

Features

Total

6

65

8

features in common

6

features in common

SendGrid's unique features

  • Campaign Scheduling

  • Audience Targeting

  • Campaign Management

  • Disposable Email Detection

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$14.95/month

Value for money

4.0

0.4

4.4

What users say about SendGrid's value for money

The cost benefit is very good and the free plan is very functional. It has excellent usability and performance and facilitates the management of multiple domains.

AF

ALEXANDER F.

The best part is the statistics you receive following an email campaign, you can view what % of users opened the email - superb for marketing.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

LiveAgent

4.7
(1K)

Great customer service starts with better help desk software

Features

Total

6

165

8

features in common

6

features in common

LiveAgent's unique features

  • Multiple Scripts

  • Alerts / Escalation

  • Help Desk Management

  • Support Ticket Tracking

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Contact Management

Starting from

$15/month

Value for money

4.7

0.3

4.4

What users say about LiveAgent's value for money

Okay, but the UX is atrocious. Out of all the other helpdesk solutions I have used, LiveAgent is by far the most frustrating to set up and navigate.

Matthew J.

You can largely set it up yourself which is always a good sign. There is good separation of modules which allows you to grow into greater use of the system one piece at a time.

MP

Mark P.

Benchmark Email

4.2
(156)

Email marketing service provider

Features

Total

5

51

8

features in common

5

features in common

Benchmark Email's unique features

  • Auto-Responders

  • Mobile Optimized Emails

  • Event Triggered Actions

  • Activity Tracking

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$13/month

Value for money

4.1

0.3

4.4

What users say about Benchmark Email's value for money

Robust features even at the free level. Also, excellent customer service/IT help, again, even at the free level.

CJ

Caroline J.

The pricing structure is flawed. It was difficult to work out how to format the email.

RS

Richard S.

BenchmarkONE

4.4
(151)

CRM & Marketing for small businesses and marketing agencies.

Features

Total

6

63

8

features in common

6

features in common

BenchmarkONE's unique features

  • Campaign Scheduling

  • Real Time Reporting

  • Pipeline Management

  • Email Marketing

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$89/month

Value for money

4.4
4.4

What users say about BenchmarkONE's value for money

I love that I can send out one email to a multitude of potential clients and track them to see who is interested in our content. I like using the tags and sectioning out my contacts.

SI

Stacy I.

This helps me greatly to identify which prospects are most interested in my services and provides me with a good reason to follow-up with them and pursue discussions.

GM

Greg M.

HubSpot Sales Hub

4.5
(306)

Freemium email productivity & tracking for sales teams

Features

Total

5

46

8

features in common

5

features in common

HubSpot Sales Hub's unique features

  • Task Management

  • Click Tracking

  • Meeting Management

  • Activity Tracking

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Template Management

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$50/month

Value for money

4.2

0.2

4.4

What users say about HubSpot Sales Hub's value for money

Deal/contact creation and management is user-friendly and easy, and love the ability to push tasks to myself. I especially love the integration with gmail.

MP

Mal P.

It works great in terms of keeping track of opportunities, leads, customers etc. I also like that you can log (and track) your emails, notes, calls, and the like.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

MailUp

4.4
(29)

Email, SMS and Messaging Apps marketing solution

Features

Total

5

74

8

features in common

5

features in common

MailUp's unique features

  • Content Management

  • Click Tracking

  • Message Personalization

  • Dynamic Content

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Inbox Management

  • Email Templates

  • Customizable Templates

Starting from

39/month

Value for money

4.3

0.1

4.4

What users say about MailUp's value for money

So without sending a warning, they completely deleted my account in March. I lost 150 templates and I lost 100.000 GDPR contacts.

TS

Tomas S.

I implemented it for multiple companies. Good price, good quality.

TS

Tomas S.

SharpSpring from Constant Contact

4.6
(720)

Affordable marketing automation for all business sizes

Features

Total

6

97

8

features in common

6

features in common

SharpSpring from Constant Contact's unique features

  • List Management

  • Real Time Monitoring

  • Customization

  • Campaign Planning

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$399/month

Value for money

4.7

0.3

4.4

What users say about SharpSpring from Constant Contact's value for money

Not only is it affordable for a small agency like mine, who works with small businesses, but it's extremely powerful, and capable of executing any strategy my team or my clients require.

CM

Christine M.

Very good experience, easy to use, they were helpful on the CRM integration. Overall a very positive experience.

GP

Gareth P.

Maropost

4.3
(11)

On-Demand digital marketing and campaign management solution

Features

Total

5

103

8

features in common

5

features in common

Maropost's unique features

  • Multi-Channel Marketing

  • Contextual Targeting

  • Geotargeting

  • Campaign Segmentation

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Inbox Management

  • Email Templates

  • Customizable Templates

Starting from

$79/month

Value for money

4.4
4.4

What users say about Maropost's value for money

Their integration with our membership database had made our operations seamless, and even improved our best practices when it comes to email sending.

AW

Aaron W.

Segment rules are strangely worded. Have had a few problems getting conflicting answers from customer support on setting up segments.

RS

Ryan S.

Pipefy

4.6
(267)

the Work Management platform

Features

Total

6

121

8

features in common

6

features in common

Pipefy's unique features

  • Auto-Responders

  • Cataloging/Categorization

  • Alerts / Escalation

  • Billing & Invoicing

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$18/month

Value for money

4.5

0.1

4.4

What users say about Pipefy's value for money

I've been using the Pipefy for almost 2 years now and for me is very good and useful, I like that you can mould it accordingly to your needs and make your daily activities easier.

Ad

Andreia d.

Its ease of use and simplicity. It just does what it promises to do and very user friendly interface that allows me to customize it the way that I want.

WL

Will L.

HoneyBook

4.9
(419)

Client management for freelancers & SMBs

Features

Total

4

116

8

features in common

4

features in common

HoneyBook's unique features

  • Project Planning

  • Document Management

  • Workflow Configuration

  • Referral Tracking

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Email Templates

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Template Management

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$9/month

Value for money

4.7

0.3

4.4

What users say about HoneyBook's value for money

I hate myself for not trusting Honeybook sooner. So much grief and agonizing over my "DIY contract & invoicing system" so many wasted hours and sleepless nights.

aw

alina w.

Honeybook is an amazing software because it allows me to organize and keep track of all my bookings and projects in a nice, clean manner.

ES

Ether S.

ArcTitan Email Archiving

4.8
(6)

Secure Email Archiving. Compliant, Fast, Secure & Office365

Features

Total

3

46

8

features in common

3

features in common

ArcTitan Email Archiving's unique features

  • Scheduled / Automated Reports

  • SSL Security

  • eDiscovery

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Customizable Templates

  • Inbox Management

  • Email Templates

  • Template Management

Direct Mail

4.8
(126)

Email marketing for Mac

Features

Total

5

44

8

features in common

5

features in common

Direct Mail's unique features

  • Auto-Responders

  • Campaign Management

  • Event Triggered Actions

  • Drag & Drop

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Search/Filter

  • Contact Database

  • Inbox Management

Starting from

$15/month

Value for money

4.8

0.4

4.4

What users say about Direct Mail's value for money

Great Templates, Ease of use and customization, Very good analytics. Renders very well on all kinds of devices and there's plenty of additional testing functions.

Gianni C.

Outstanding customer support. Excellent selection of easily, editable templates.

Bob R.

SpamTitan

4.6
(475)

Anti-spam filter for business email. Vital email security.

Features

Total

2

35

8

features in common

2

features in common

SpamTitan's unique features

  • Email Routing

  • Email Filtering

  • AI/Machine Learning

  • Filtering

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Customizable Templates

  • Inbox Management

  • Template Management

  • Email Templates

Starting from

$1.26/month

Value for money

4.5

0.1

4.4

What users say about SpamTitan's value for money

What I like most about SpamTitan is its reliability. It is a well-developed and effective software with great customer service.

TE

Tugce E.

I had to finally submit a fraud claim against them to get my money back. I emailed them to tell them what I was doing and they just decided not to answer or make any attempt to cancel the account.

DM

Donald M.

NeverBounce

4.4
(29)

Real time email verification and email list cleaning service

Features

Total

1

20

8

features in common

1

features in common

NeverBounce's unique features

  • Catch-all Server Detection

  • Application Management

  • Syntax Check

  • Data Verification

Microsoft Outlook's unique features

  • Customizable Templates

  • Template Management

  • Inbox Management

  • Contact Database

Starting from

$0.01

Value for money

3.9

0.5

4.4

What users say about NeverBounce's value for money

If a competitively-priced SaaS product does a job quickly and produces great results, it's a great solution. That's exactly what NeverBounce is for my agency.

Brian B.

Easy to navigate and understand. Helped me convince my bosses that we needed to clean the list and it was worth what we spent on it.

Jordan C.

EngageBay

4.6
(130)

Integrated sales & marketing software for growing teams

Features

Total

7

215

8

features in common

7

features in common

EngageBay's unique features

  • Referral Tracking

  • Lead Distribution

  • Multivariate Testing

  • Import Tasks

Microsoft Outlook's unique feature

  • Archiving & Retention

Starting from

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