Articles tagged: email program

The ubiquitous email at sign.

How Should I Back Up Email?

Configuring a PC-based email program to use IMAP and have it constantly download email as a backup is a reasonable way to go.


What’s the Difference Between an Email Account, an Email Address, an Email Program, and an Email Service?

Terminology around email can be confusing. I’ll review some common and important terms.

My Aborted Plunge into Thunderbird

Migrating from Outlook, I jumped into the deep end of the pool … and jumped back out. Update: Since this was recorded in 2006 Thunderbird has progressed significantly. I now recommend Thunderbird as a capable, full-featured, cross-platform email client, and have been using it for several years.