Webmail and Mail Clients

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Webmail and Mail Clients

  1. 1. E-mail Webmail Vs Mail Clients A short informative presentation by Kenneth Ortega
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Webmail </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Mail Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Which to choose? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Webmail <ul><li>Webmail type email is a type of email server you can access through an internet browser </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of different webmail services: Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages of Webmail <ul><li>Accessible on any computer with the internet and an internet browser </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t take up system space with an installed program or your emails </li></ul><ul><li>These services are totally free for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Comes with built in spam and virus filters </li></ul>
  5. 5. Disadvantages <ul><li>You can’t see your old messages without an internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>If their servers go down, you can’t access your email </li></ul><ul><li>Some compatibility issues with some web browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Uses more bandwidth if you want to download attachments </li></ul><ul><li>You have to log on every time </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mail Clients <ul><li>Mail clients are software programs that allow you to send and receive emails for your personal computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include: Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook Express, Incredimail </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages <ul><li>Doesn’t require a web browser </li></ul><ul><li>Only uses bandwidth when receiving and sending messages </li></ul><ul><li>Allows customization and add-ons </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t require you to log in every time </li></ul>
  8. 8. Disadvantages <ul><li>Mail Clients have one major flaw: they can only be accessed from the computer that it has been installed on. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, webmail takes up valuable space on your hard drive with the program itself and your saved messages </li></ul>
  9. 9. So which is best?
  10. 10. Which is best? <ul><li>Well it depends what your personal needs are. </li></ul><ul><li>You should use webmail if: </li></ul><ul><li>You travel and want access to your email anywhere on any computer </li></ul><ul><li>You should use a mail client if: </li></ul><ul><li>You plan to use your email only from your home/personal computer </li></ul>

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