Can you recommend an eMail client and where can I find setup instructions?

christina bubel May 18, 2010
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Which mail client will send and receive eMail from Yahoo (free one), Hotmail, and GMail? It should also provide step by step instructions for setting it up. Please help me!

  1. Anders Vinther
    May 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    If you store your email on an IMAP server (Gmail and AOL can do this, Yahoo and Hotmail can't) it is easy to try out different email clients to find out which one you like...

    You can also find instructions on http://www.Easy-Email.net for how to synchronize your email on multiple computers.

  2. Jack Cola
    May 19, 2010 at 2:08 am

    I would recommend Thunderbird. Pretty much every email client will work as long as POP or IMAP is available.

    But for gmail, here are detailed instructions for all it's email clients on how to set it up
    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=75726

  3. Anonymous
    May 19, 2010 at 12:50 am

    If you are using Mac, Mail is a great email client. Under Windows, Outlook Express is also adequate enough for everyday users. I myself use Postbox (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/postbox-for-mac-first-impressions/), available for both Mac and Windows, but it's not free.

    As for setting up the client, you might also want to look at the client's Help menu.

  4. Jessica Cam W.
    May 19, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Like Steve said, Thunderbird is a great desktop mail client that will let you send and receive mail from Gmail and Hotmail (check out Tina's guide at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-set-up-mozilla-thunderbird-3-multiple-email/).

    As far as I know, Yahoo! Mail can't be fetched unless you have Yahoo! Mail Plus, but there's a workaround called YPOPS that you can read about at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/send-and-recieve-yahoo-mail-using-your-desktop-email-client/.

    If you want to integrate YPOPS with Thunderbird, read the set-up guide at http://ypopsemail.com/documentation/37-email-configuration/60-thunderbird.

    • Aibek
      May 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm

      Christina,

      this answer covers everything you need.

  5. Mahmoud
    May 18, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Zimbra is working with yahoo ( free) , you can send and receive emails from it.Also it works with yahoo, Gmail.

    Here is a comparison between Zimbra, Outlook and Thunderbird.

    http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Zimbra_Desktop_FAQ#Feature_Comparison_with_Competing_Products

    and here you can download Zimbra desktop mail client for free.

    http://www.zimbra.com/products/desktop.html

    And at last its setup is too easy.

    • Deena Diamond
      May 22, 2010 at 11:05 am

      Yeah, I gave Zimbra a try so that I could access/forward my Yahoo mail. But that client is excessively resource hungry and dogged down my laptop. Thanks, but I'll stick with Thunderbird.

  6. Steve Campbell
    May 18, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Christina,

    Mozilla Thunderbird should be excellent for this. I also think Outlook would work quite well. Both programs have a lot of documentation online so if you need step-by-step instructions on how to do something, simply Google it or search our site.

    In fact, if you search MakeUseOf for 'email clients' you will find a lot of interesting articles that may prove useful.

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