The 2 major players are Outlook and Thunderbird. I used them both; Outlook for work (all hail Exchange!) and Thunderbird at home.
They do seem like the 2 major players. I know people who use one or the other. I can check out how they have been using them.
I've tried to tinker with both, but Microsoft seems to made themselves incompatible with other clients and even with their own older products. I find it difficult to load my old emails into their newest email program. I may have to reject Microsoft on those grounds.
Encryption is the magic. There are a lot of tutorials on the internet, just google it.
Ok. I'll go look that stuff up later. Should I search email encryption, just plain encryption, or something else?
Email in general, encryption or something else?
*DivineWrath is a little bit annoyed that you can't make nested quotes on these forums...
In regards to that question I asked, I was leaving it open ended so anyone could provide information. However, there is something I could use a little bit information about.
I don't know much about email servers, availability and such (is that what they are called). My current email address was kinda setup over 10 years ago by someone else, and I had little involvement in setting things up. I try copy over settings instead of setting things up manually. I'm not sure how to go about looking for alternatives, or what I should be looking for.
Actually I'm surprised I haven't given this much thought. I kinda assumed that Microsoft, Hotmail (now owned by Microsoft if I recall correctly), and Google were the major players. I should do some searching on this. I should also look into how some of these companies or other websites seems to have their own special email addresses (like firstname.lastname@example.org ).