Free Web Based Email Clients for Everyone

February 4, 2014

PC Tips and Info, Software

Having an email address is essential. Immediate transfer of information is part of what has made a global market possible. This is the business standard, but email is also a great way to communicate with friends and family all anywhere in the world.

Choosing the right email client can be like moving to a new home. You give your email address to all the people you correspond with and changing your email can be as difficult as forwarding your mail. It is, therefore, important to find the right email client for you. Email software such as Outlook are options, but for most people, a web based email client is more than sufficient. Below we offer break down the pros and cons of some popular email clients.

Gmail

Gmail is more than just an email client. Their GoogleDrive allows you to store photos, files, attachments, and other documents. Users can also manage multiple email addresses from one inbox. So, you can connect your work and personal email if you choose to do so. The 10GB of cloud storage is plenty for most users, but for some, it can be limiting. Built in chat and video calling also makes it a one-stop-shop for all your communication needs. Gmail does scan emails to tailor ads for you, and that raises red-flags with some users. Check here for some GMail tips.

AOL.com

AOL may seem like a relic of the 90’s, but it’s a perfectly adequate email clients for low-needs users. It’s simple to use and does not have any of the frills of many other popular clients. AOL email is definitely not suggested for people who are managing large quantities of emails. The organizational tools are seriously lacking.

Outlook.com

This is the new Hotmail.com with many improvements. Microsoft’s SkyDrive is cloud based storage with unlimited outlookcapacity for users (compared to Gmail’s 10GB). The social network integration is incomparable, as well. No other email client can boast this. Of course, it’s biggest competition is Gmail. Bottom line, Outlook.com is powerful, easy to use, and free.

Yahoo.com

Yahoo is very popular in the United States, even 15 years after its release. It has changed often over the years, and looks to change even more as it fights to compete with Gmail and Outlook.com. It’s very similar to the email clients everyone used in the 90’s except with a few more enhancements. This, like most of these clients, are available for Android and Apple devices.

That’s a few for you to look at – check them out and see what you think. Everyone seems to have a favorite!

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