Email Client

An email client is a software application or program that allows users to send, receive, and manage their emails. It serves as an interface between the user and the email server, providing a platform for composing, reading, organizing, and storing emails.

Email clients offer various features and functionalities to enhance the user’s email experience. These include composing and formatting emails with text, images, attachments, and hyperlinks. Users can create multiple folders or labels to categorize their emails for easy organization and retrieval. Most email clients also provide a search function to quickly locate specific emails based on keywords or filters.

Email clients support different email protocols such as POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3), IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), and Exchange ActiveSync. POP3 downloads emails from the server onto the client device, while IMAP syncs the client with the server, allowing users to access their emails from multiple devices. Exchange ActiveSync is commonly used in corporate environments to synchronize emails, contacts, calendars, and tasks across different devices.

Email clients can be standalone applications installed on a computer or mobile device, or they can be web-based clients accessed through a web browser. Standalone clients offer offline access to emails and often provide more advanced features, while web-based clients are convenient for accessing emails from any device with an internet connection.

Common examples of email clients include Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail and Gmail.