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What is an email client?

An email client is a software application that is installed on your desktop or on your mobile device for composing, sending, receiving, storing and managing emails. It is a more efficient means of communication, especially among and within businesses.

For an email client to work, it has to be configured with your email address and password, and it should be set up with the correct SMTP server address and Port number that corresponds to the type of email access method you prefer - POP3 or IMAP if you purchased the regular Email Hosting and Exchange if you have an Email Exchange Hosting. You can set up multiple emails in one email client so all your emails are centralized and easily organized.

What is the difference between webmail and email clients?

The difference between the two can be confusing for some, so here’s a simple explanation.

The web-based mail or webmail is a service which allows you to access, send, receive, and manage your emails through an HTTP or HTTPS protocol on any browser. Popular examples include Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, and Outlook Mail.

On the other hand, if your email has been set up on an email client like MacMail or Outlook, you can simply access your mail by opening your desktop or mobile application. More importantly, you can create a backup of your emails so your files are always safe.

This is a much preferred option by most people since it allows for a more time-efficient, safe and seamless experience. Your computer can automatically sign you in to check your emails as you turn it on and if you have the mobile app, then you can always get notified of new emails anywhere, anytime, as long as you are connected to the internet.

You can easily set up your emails on the most widely used email clients with the different guides provided below:

Congratulations! You have just learned about email clients.

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