Does eM Client Inc still exist?

Do you reckon anyone’s turning up for work at eM Client, Inc?  Are the lights still on?  It’s been awfully quiet.  The latest post to the “Announcement” part of the forum is that Version 7 is imminent, and it came out ten months ago!  More, maybe.

Either it’s a very laid back workplace indeed, or (as I suspect) eM Client Inc comprises one part-time worker.

I wonder if I did the right thing paying for lifetime updates.  I’m 60 now and probably only got another 20 good years left in me.  Will I live to see Version 8, do you think?  :-)

Anyway, what the heck - it’s still the best Windows email client.  Yay!

When I started with emClient V6 (3 pro licences), my Thunderbird was in Version 38. Thunderbird is in version 52.01 at the moment and I have to keep it running in parallel, in case enClient strikes with its frequent synching problems. In my opinion TB has caught up with and surpassed emClient in the past year, and all the available add-ons even give you full gmail support and even a modern UI. And the best is, lifetime updates come for free.

So I would argue with you, that emClient is still the best Windows email client. It once was.

Thanks, Peter, I didn’t realise Thunderbird was still under development.

As I understand it, though, it doesn’t have an integrated calendar?  That’s really important to me.  I like eM Client’s Mail/Calendar/Tasks/Contacts thing on the left.

It depends, where you have your calender. Thunderbird comes with integrated “Lightning” calender add-on. If you have your calender, tasks and contacts on Google, you need the additional add-ons “provider for google calender” and “gContactSync”. This is my configuration and is all very well integrated, you have email and calender in Tabs, Address book as seperate window, but with the add-on “addrressBookTab” you can also have that as tab.
Gmail-integration works flawlessly; if you have your calender on a different server, I would not know.

With Thunderbird you get minor updates (bug-fixes) every six weeks and new versions twice  year.

OK, that’s great - thanks again, Peter.