An email client is a computer program used to send, receive and manage email. The most well known email client is probably Outlook Express, since it was included with every copy of Windows from Win 95 to Win XP.
There are many different email clients available. Their core operation is the same, using various standards (POP, IMAP, SMTP and MIME) for sending and receiving email. However many email clients include additional features and capabilities. Here are some of the most popular email clients, showing which operating systems they can be run on.
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