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Web-based email services such as Yahoo! and Gmail have become more and more advanced to the point that they are almost indistinguishable from dedicated desktop email clients in terms of features.

But there is still a huge market for clients such as Outlook and, unlike online email services, you are placed firmly in charge of your data and bear responsibility for making sure that it remain safe and accessible. The problem with Outlook is that all of you emails and other data are stored in one, potentially gigantic, PST file. Should this become corrupt, you run the risk of losing everything, but Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair is, as the name suggests, a tool designed to help you out should the worst happen.


In the world of web mail, Yahoo – with or without the superfluous exclamation point – has always been viewed as something of the black sheep of the family. Gmail is the cool older brother, while Hotmail/Live Mail was the sibling you were kind of forced into getting along with.

Having rather fallen by the wayside in recent years, Yahoo’s email service has undergone a makeover and there’s a brand new Windows 8 app to go along with it. And, believe it or not, it’s looking pretty good.


Email, for most of us, is a vital part of every life as it allows us to communicate, being it sending messages or files quickly. Needless to say, emailing is a task we have all become accustomed to.

However, if you’re anything like me, you’ll always be looking for the best way to go about your email workflow. Of course each provider has a different set of features and abilities and this has caused arguments among folk for years — with everyone asking which the best provider.


I have been on the lookout for the perfect email client for years. I manage multiple email accounts and need a lightweight program with lots of features, including rules and filters. EmailTray advertises itself as a full-featured, lightweight smart email client for Windows so I thought I’d give it a shot.

Let’s find out what EmailTray can do and if it can stand up against the big boys like Outlook, Thunderbird and Postbox.


For most people, email is what they use to log into their Facebook machine. The idea of bothering with a client doesn’t even cross their minds. But for those of us who rely on email for work and personal projects, online inboxes can be the bane of our existence.

Sure, Gmail has certainly come a long way but when you’ve got three different addresses for twenty different purposes wrangling in over a hundred emails a day it can feel like painting the Golden Gate with nail polish.

Until recently I used Thunderbird to control this beast. Unfortunately, the old avian crashes at least once a day now and her feathers have lost their colour. Postbox promised a refreshing email experience that is ‘socially connected’, quick and easy. Let’s see.


I have eight email accounts, plus Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles, which means I have many different browsers open at any given time to keep track of everything. What if I told you there is a one-stop shop that collates all of your email and social media accounts into one handy-dandy desktop application?

The app to rule them all is Inbox2, a free, open-source social email application that integrates your email accounts with your social media accounts. Let’s find out how well Inbox2 stacks up as a social email app.


No matter how fast the web and the web app ecosystem is progressing, people still love their desktop apps. A major chunk of them love to use desktop email clients and some even pay good money for bloated versions of Microsoft Outlook. There could be many reasons for a person to opt for a desktop email client – store their mails locally, access multiple inboxes simultaneously, a GUI for their own mail server among other things.

All of them are valid reasons and add a bit of calendering to it, you have got one perfect system at your disposal even when your Internet connection goes down. From Outlook Express that is bundled with Windows to premium apps like Postbox, the choices are plenty. Mozilla’s Thunderbird is a tried and tested client and after the break, let us take a look at its features.