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Characteristics of the 2 email types: Webmail Local Client Basic etiquette Google Voice. Email Strategies and Google Voice Lake County Area Computer Enthusiasts. Email Connection. Webmail Remote email, accessed through your browser.

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webmail remote email accessed through your browser
WebmailRemote email, accessed through your browser
  • Uses browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opra, Chrome, etc.
  • Advertiser supported
  • Stores email on remote server
  • Slower switching between emails
  • Single level email storage
  • No setup required beyond signing up with the provider
  • Local Internet Service Providers include: Comcast, AT&T, Clear, NetZero, Juno
  • Stand alone Webmail providers include: AOL, Google, Hotmail, Yahoo!
local client email program running on your computer
Local ClientEmail program running on your computer
  • Program that runs on your computer: Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Eudora, etc.
  • No advertising
  • Stores email on your computer. (should have a regular backup plan)
  • Multilevel email storage (folders, sub folders, sub sub folders, . . .
  • Requires setup for each email provider
  • ALL your email can be in one place
  • Uniform display and options, regardless of email provider
  • Free local email providers include: AOL, Google, your ISP(frequently with limited number of accounts)
  • Non free Local Client email providers include: Yahoo!, NetZero
email connection protocols only a concern for local email clients
Email Connection ProtocolsOnly a concern for Local Email Clients
  • Incoming email
    • IMAP = Internet Message Access Protocol
    • POP3 = Post Office Protocol, Version 3
  • Outgoing email
    • SMTP = Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
which type to use
Which type to use?
  • Webmail
  • You don't use email much
  • You have only one or two email providers
  • You don't save many emails

Local Client

  • Paperless office
  • Use email on a daily basis
  • Don't want advertising cluttering your workspace
  • Higher email volume
  • Larger useful screen area
isp supplied email
ISP supplied email
  • Usually available in both Webmail and Local Client versions
  • Usually provided at no extra charge
  • Not portable
email etiquette
Email Etiquette
  • Use Blind Copy (BCC) when appropriate, usually when emailing large numbers of people.
  • Don't type in all upper case letters.
  • Don't forward email just because the email says you should. The vast majority of those are hoaxes.
  •, which is now on the front page of our website, and in the Links section.
google voice
Google Voice
  • A swell set of online goodies to manage multiple phones
  • Works to create a (nearly) complete phone service when used with the phone in Gmail
  • Free in 2012 --- After that ? ? ?