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Accessing mails through e-mail clients Vs. web based.


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Poll: web interface Vs. email clients (1 member(s) have cast votes)

How do u access web based emails? (Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, etc.)

  1. E-mail clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. Web interface of web based emails. (1 votes [100.00%])

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#1 finance professional

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:21 PM

Dear all,

I have been using web based emails (yahoo, hotmail and gmail) since many years on web itself. I believe most of the people like to configure web based emails into clients like outlook, thunderbird, etc.

Clients are more comfortable, but I guess it also brings mess like maintaining mails, occupying space on your disk, downloading them all again if your system crashes, etc.

Wanted to have views of others on this ...

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#2 Stang777

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:13 AM

I prefer to use AOL for emails. If I wasn't using AOL, I would just use the email addresses I have through my Comcast account and would not bother with anything like Outlook. I do not even want Outlook on my system.

My AOL emails get backed up on my hard drive on a frequent basis and I backup that up onto extermal drives every now and again.

Edited by Stang777, 04 September 2009 - 05:15 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2009 - 06:18 PM

For many years I didn't have a computer and used web-based e-mail completely. Even after I got a computer, I still used web-mail. Then, there was a huge failure with the server for one of my e-mail accounts. The result was the loss and damage of quite a bit of e-mail including pictures sent by family.

The moral of the story, e-mail clients provide you the flexibility and capability of backing up your e-mail in multiple locations both on and off the computer, and you won't lose it if something goes bad on the server end.

I personally use Thunderbird.

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