email security Georgetown TXWe’ve gone over some of the Browsers that are available for web use, but another part of daily life for most of us is Email.

An email client is a program that you use to receive your email. Using one is a choice that many of us don’t know we made. To configure them, you usually need email address and the password for your email account. You may also need your server name and the type of account it is (IMAP, Exchange, POP).

Included below are a few email clients and why you would use them:

Outlook (Windows, Mac):

  • Industry standard email client built by Microsoft.
  • Works best with Microsoft Exchange accounts but can be configured for other type of accounts.
  • Not to be confused with

Thunderbird (Linux, Windows, MacOS):

  • Free email client built by Mozilla.
  • Works with POP and IMAP accounts. (MacOS)

  • Integrated within MacOS
  • Works with POP, IMAP, and Exchange accounts

Mail (iOS)

  • Integrated within iOS
  • Works with POP, IMAP, and Exchange accounts

Gmail (Android)

  • Built by Google for Android
  • Works with POP, IMAP, and Exchange accounts

Outlook (for Mobile) (iOS, Android, Windows Phone)

  • Built by Microsoft for mobile devices
  • Supports most modern email types.

Webmail (Browser based on each operating system)

  • Works if set up on your email provider
  • Does not always have an option to alert when new email comes in.

There are other email clients and using one is largely a personal choice. You could also do clientless email by signing into webmail. If you need assistance choosing or configuring an email client,  contact CTTS at (512) 388-5559



By Josh Wilmoth
CEO, Central Texas Technology Solutions