To understand better how to configure a mail client, a clear understanding of what a mail client is needed in order for us to proceed. Basically, a mail client is a type of application that allows you to administer emails such as sending mails, organizing mails, as well as receiving mails on any given computer device. The word “client” came from the client-server phrase used in email systems. Primarily, this is because emails came from a single central server and mails are routed to its intended terminal thus the term client. Other words also used for a mail client are mail user agent or email reader.
What each protocol means. An email address is normally required to the user before any configuration can be done. Generally, setting up a mail client also mandates some of these protocols:
Using the application
When used manually, the email client works in both ways in terms of retrieving and sending messages. When using the email service of the host, emails are sent using the MTA or the mail transfer agent. Vice versa, MSA or mail submission agent is used to deliver messages. Users have the option to choose from a wide variety of service providers such as IBM Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, iCloud, and others as well.
Setting up an email client
It may seem tricky or complicated at first but once you get the hang of it, setting up an email client is as easy as one, two and three. Setting up an email client would require users to divulge some basic information.
For starters, users would need to understand some details regarding the service.
Configuring the mail client
Users can create mail clients using these simple step by step from some of the popular setups:
Users can choose among these easy options and they can now start the process of configuring their own account.