Is it possible to develop a Gmail alternative?

I was wondering if anyone knew if it is even possible to create a Gmail alternative, or at least a way to access and send mail through your browser. What would it take?

Probably not that easy, if I correctly understand what you mean.

You will need a lot of expertise in security and stuff.


try stuff like mailcow

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@CoderShayan What is Mailcow?

I mean you could just go through other email services using their APIs or host your own. For Libit Jobs we use Zoho Mail’s SMTP feature to send email that way. Haven’t tried reading email before though.


I did some searching (“how to make an email client”), and here’s what Bing/Copilot has to say:

  1. How hard is it to build an Email client? - Python - Stack Overflow. ↩︎

  2. The Best Email Clients for 2024 | PCMag. ↩︎

  3. Set up Gmail with a third-party email client - Google Workspace Admin Help. ↩︎

  4. How to Write an Effective Email to a Client (7 Simple Templates). ↩︎