Ever wondered about the breakdown of email clients among Mac users or which clients are gaining and losing ground?
I have. And now we know. At least, we know what email clients are preferred by 7,750 macOSXHints users.
In May 2004, macOSXHints held a poll asking readers about their favourite email client. 4,251 readers voted and the results looked like this:
Last week, macOSXHints asked the same question and this time 7,750 people voted:
A number of clients, for example Mailsmith and PowerMail, hardly moved at all.
Mail.app and Entourage are the biggest losers. Even if you take the view that Entourage users are under-represented on macOSXHints, the decline is surprising. Mail.app dropped a raw 7%, almost 10% of its 2004 user base.
Gmail and Thunderbird are the winners. There is enough anecdotal evidence on Hawk Wings alone to make Gmail’s rise expected, but I was a little taken aback by the rise and rise of Thunderbird.
Looking at these results, what surprises you?
- macOSXHints poll: Favourite email client
- Apple Mail’s market share increases by 21%
- More on the macOSXHints mail client poll
- Email Backup Pro 1.1: Multiple client support
- Gmail’s new interface, shortcuts and Safari
Tags: Apple Mail, email, email client breakdown, email clients, entourage, GMAIL, mail.app, thunderbird