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Why I've started using a mail client
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Posted on Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 08:45 IST (last updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2008 @ 08:53 IST)
- Convenient way to read and compose messages while off-line and the ability to queue up messages to be sent at one particular point of time.
- Since messages are downloaded to your hard disk, you have a natural back-up for your important mail.
- Mail clients allow you to access multiple e-mail accounts within one single, unified interface. This facility also allows you to easily preserve old e-mail from previous accounts while switching to a new one.
- Transferring or backing up e-mail is as convenient as copying or archiving a directory.
- Since mail clients are desktop applications, they are responsive and stable whereas accessing webmail depends on the speed of the internet connection. Also a lot of webmail interfaces are bloated and slow (examples of this are the new gmail/Yahoo interfaces which really chokes the browser at times)
- Using a mail client feels more professional and business-like.