3 Mar 2020

eM Client 8 BETA is finally here!

We made eM Client even better and implemented long-requested features like Notes, Favorite folders and support for multiple instances of eM Client at once. But that’s not all. Our new enhancements make eM Client more appealing and your email communication more secure. See for yourself.

eM Client 8 BETA

Version 8 highlights

General

  • A complete redesign of almost all parts of user interface to further improve and simplify user experience
  • Support for multiple instances of eM Client at once
    Tired of switching between your calendar or contacts and back to mail section? Not anymore, as this feature allows you to run two or more eM Client instances simultaneously in separate windows.

New inbox eM Client Version 8: New inbox
  • A brand new ‘All attachments’ view with plenty of features
    Manage attachments from all your accounts in a single place. Save them, forward them or delete them as needed! Now with full-text search in documents too.
New inbox eM Client Version 8: New All attachments view
  • IMAP and Exchange/Office365 server search
    eM Client now also searches for messages directly on the server so you will get more complex results quicker. Gone are the times you spent waiting until the synchronization completes.
  • Server rules support for Exchange/Office365 and IceWarp
    Do you use rules across all your devices? Server rules will help you unify your workflow.
  • Cloud storage support for attaching files directly from cloud services (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive)
    Save storage on your mail server and send really large attachments using your preferred cloud storage service. The only limitation is your cloud storage upload limit.
  • Support for swipe gesture in the message list
    Touch mode is now even better with gestures. Use the same gestures you know from your mobile applications to organize your emails.
  • Favorites feature for mail folders
    Pin the items that you use all the time on the top of the left pane to have them at your fingertips. No more endless scrolling in the list of email folders.
  • eM Keybook - PGP public keys lookup service to further simplify encrypted communication.
    PGP technology requires public key exchange which may be a bit tedious and frustrating. With our unique public key directory you’ll be able to share public keys easily. Anybody can send encrypted messages to eM Keybook users.
  • A new sidebar view for a current day events summary
    Tame your daily agenda with a brand new sidebar view.
New inbox eM Client Version 8: New sidebar view of current events
  • Full support for local and server side Notes
    The long-awaited notes are finally here. Whether you need to write something down or use notes as reminders you can synchronize them across all your devices now.
New Notes view eM Client Version 8: New Notes view
New Notes editor eM Client Version 8: New Notes editor
  • Fully customizable account avatars in the account list, left pane, searches and smart folders
    Account avatars will help you determine which email account your messages belong to in mixed views, search results and you can also use them for quick navigation when using minimized left bar.

Full overview of Version 8 features

General

  • Support for multiple instances of eM Client at once
  • Searchable settings
    Looking for something specific in Settings? Can’t find a setting buried down in the lists? Use the search feature to get your results quickly.
  • Minimized left pane view with an elementary functionality (account switching etc.)
    With the left pane minimized you can save more space for your messages or sidebar. Switch between your accounts using their avatars.
  • Improved support for tags (formerly categories) all across the application
    Be it an email, event, contact, task or a note, you can now use the same tags for each item in eM Client. Even Gmail labels are tags in eM Client.
  • Account avatar feature (visible in account list, minimized left pane, searches and smart folders, fully customizable)
    Account avatars will help you determine which email account do your messages belong to in mixed views, search results and you can also use them for quick navigation when using minimized left pane.

Emails

  • Redesigned IMAP support for even quicker and smoother synchronization
    Feel the breeze in your hair with the new IMAP synchronization. It will synchronize your emails quicker and handle possible pain-points smoother.
  • Advanced search and filtering for email attachments (with full text search in documents such as Word, Excel, PDF etc.)
    Manage attachments from all your accounts in a single place. Save them, forward them, delete them. Now with full text search for better search results.
  • Cloud storage support for attaching files directly from cloud services (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive)
    Save storage on your mail server and send large attachments using your preferred cloud storage service.
  • Watch for replies feature to keep track of replies to important emails
    Make sure that you always get a response to your emails. eM Client will remind you to follow up when necessary.
  • One-click archive function for any IMAP account (not only GMail)
    Archiving is now available for any IMAP account with one click.
  • Favorites feature
  • Support for swipe gesture in the message list
  • Integration of Automatic replies for Exchange/Office365 and IceWarp
    Set up Out of office replies on your server directly from eM Client. Easy.
  • PGP encryption easy setup wizard when setting up an email account
    During the initial account setup you can quickly setup PGP encryption for enhanced security.
  • Major improvements for email templates feature
    Lift the appearance of your emails to a next level using our enhanced templates.
  • Save emails to PDF feature
    Any email can be saved in PDF format now easily.

Contacts

  • A new modern view for contacts
  • Very easily accessible full conversation history with a specific contact
New inbox eM Client Version 8: New contact view
New inbox eM Client Version 8: New contact editor

Calendar

  • A complete redesign focused on showing as much information as possible in calendar events
    Not only have we made the view nicer, but the calendar now shows even more information than before.
  • A new sidebar view for a current day events summary
    Tame your daily agenda with a brand new sidebar view.
  • A simplified and redesigned detail window
  • A new upcoming 7 days view
    Preview the week ahead with the 7 Days view. You’ll be able to see every task due in the next 7 days across all your projects.
New Calendar eM Client Version 8: New Calendar

Notes – brand new section in the left pane

eM Client finally has notes support that are fully compatible with Exchange, Office365 and CalDAV servers.

eM Client 8 Beta for Windows

Warning: eM Client 8 will update your database so it is highly recommended to make a backup in case you’d like to switch back to eM Client 7 for any reason. Not sure how to back up your data? Watch our tutorial!

Now you can proceed to download and begin testing:

eM Client 8 Beta for Mac

We would never leave Mac users hanging. The Version 8 Beta for Mac brings the same exciting improvements as the Beta for Windows, with the same new features and specifics. See for yourself.

Please be aware that the Beta version will only be operational until June 30th, 2020 and you will have to update to a standard eM Client 8 version after that.
No license is required for testing - the Beta runs in a trial mode, so anybody can try it out freely.

In case you come across any issues with the Beta version, please make sure to report them to our support team at testing@emclient.com and we will look into each reported problem in detail.