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What is an email client? And how safe is it?
Last modified on 05 June 2018 05:10 AM

An email client is software that is used to access and manage a user's email. Examples include Mozilla Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook (which are used on a computer), or the email app on mobile devices.

Please note that we cannot guarantee the privacy and security for third party software such as email clients because those are not our products. Like any piece of software you install on your computer, you have to trust it is securely built. Especially when you enter your password into a computer program, you need to trust that the program is built in a way that stores the password safely, or not at all.

Although using a client is not necessarily 'unsafe', we cannot guarantee it is as safe as using StartMail webmail. Open Source programs are often more reliable, provided they have an active community. Generally, Open Source clients such as Thunderbird, K-9, Clawsmail, and R2Mail2 are relatively safe to use. Outlook and Apple Mail are well known examples of mail clients that are not open source, but still relatively well built, and commonly trusted.

Follow this link for more information on how to access your StartMail account using IMAP.

 

 

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