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What is the best web based email client?

Asked by justn (1382points) June 3rd, 2009

Normally I just use to pull all of my various email accounts, but lately I’ve been away from my MacBook during the day, and I would still like the convienence of checking all of my mail in one place, from any computer. What would be the best way to do this? Preferably free.

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DeanV's avatar

Gmail. You can get any email account to forward there.

That, and it’s got a great web interface.

dynamicduo's avatar

I really love Gmail. I’ve been using it for years now and it’s been grand.

LC_Beta's avatar

I, too, am a diehard Gmail fan. I get all my email consolidated in one inbox. You can send mail from your various accounts from the same inbox as well.

justn's avatar

While I do like Gmail, it can’t pull my other accounts via IMAP, so it wouldn’t really be an option for me unless I completely moved all of my mail to it.

DeanV's avatar

I do believe you can just set those accounts up to forward to that account… I don’t think you need to go through IMAP.

Blondesjon's avatar

I’m with the group here. Gmail hands down.

justn's avatar

Well, I’m glad Gmail works just fine for everyone, but I want something other than Gmail. Basically I want a web based email client that isn’t a service at all. I want to be able to enter the nesacerry account information and have it pull my email accounts via IMAP, that way I can keep using when I’m on my MacBook.

dynamicduo's avatar

Since you use a Mac, would Mobile Me provide any sort of solution for you? I obviously have not used it myself, but I was under the assumption that it provides a service similar to what you are looking for. Of course, it’s not free.

I don’t think you’ll find a better free webmail client than Gmail though. Its existence has simply killed off a lot of smaller services which may have offered the IMAP feature you desire. Or, those that do offer it know how much it’s worth and do not offer it for free. Good luck though.

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