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Online Email Vs Outlook

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#1 sharpie


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Posted 26 February 2007 - 01:15 AM

what is the difference between outlook and a web based email? :thumbsup:

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#2 arcman


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Posted 26 February 2007 - 02:51 AM

Outlook/express is what's called a POP3 client, meaning it's a standalone application that retrieves and sends email by contacting a remote server that you specify, usually the one provided by your ISP.

Webmail works muchly the same way, only the interface is built into a web page, and it usually only accesses the email of the server it belongs to, (yahoo to yahoo, hotmail to hotmail, etc).
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#3 hillbillygreek


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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:30 AM

You can configure Outlook, Outlook Express, etc.. to check multiple email accounts at the same time right fom your desktop without going to a web page & manually logging into each account to retrieve email, which is fairly convenient. The catch is that some email accounts such as Yahoo & Hotmail charge you a monthly fee for having/using POP access with their email services. Your ISP includes free email with their internet service package that they provide. Accessing Gmail with Outlook/OE is also free.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:16 AM

Web-based E-mail is read and maintained on the server. Outlook provides a means to download the E-mails from the server to your hard drive for storage and reading. Applications generally use POP E-mail, and will allow you to establish "accounts" for each different E-mail source.
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