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Q & A  >  email client vs webmail

Should I choose an email client or webmail?

Your decision depends on your needs.

Choose an email client if...

  • You only need to access your email from one computer, and/or

  • You have the option of installing the email client [?] on all computers you have access to (for instance your work computer and your home computer), and/or

  • You'll sometimes need to access previously received mail when not connected to the internet.

Choose webmail if...

  • You don't have your own computer, and/or

  • You want to access your email from several different computers on which you don't have the option of using an email client [?], and/or

  • You plan to travel and will need to access your email from different computers (libraries, computer cafes etc), and/or

  • You won't need to access previously received mail when not connected to the internet, and/or

  • You'll regularly access your mail (webmail providers often delete your account if you don't access it for a certain period of time)

Or maybe you can do both...

If you have a webmail account, you may be able to set up an email client [?] to access your webmail, so you can have the best of both worlds! Find out whether your mail provider allows you to use IMAP protocol. If not (that is, if you can only use POP), it's better to stick with either an email client or webmail, but not both.

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