|Sorry, I missed your last reply. If you haven't already found out, a mail client is a program on your PC which handles the process of downloading & storing of your emails, contacts etc. Mail clients and webmail both have their advantages and disadvantages, but the big one, as far as you are concerned, is that having your emails handled locally, using a mail client means that, with a decent security program, you can stop what has happened to you using webmail, which you have little control over. The only advantage of webmail is that, because it is all done 'in the cloud', for want of a better phrase, you can access your emails/contacts from any machine, and should your own pc fail, get stolen or whatever, you don't lose your emails/contacts, hence the need for a decent back-up regime as well.|
When I mention 'disposable email' I mean an email address that you can afford to lose. When I set up a new email system for a client I will always give them 3 email addresses (most ISPs will let you have at least 5 if necessary). The first one is the one assigned by thee ISP, which is one that cannot usually be changed and is often not very user-friendly, so that gets written down on a piece of paper and put away only for use when the customer needs to alter anything on their account. The second address is a 'friendly' one to only give to friends and relations. The third email is the 'throw-away one for use on websites, forms etc. This is the one that, should it become compromised it just gets closed, deleted and a new one set up.
Bcc (Blind carbon copy) is an option, when sending an email, to allow you to send the email to many people, but only have the receipient's address appear when they receive it, not a long list of all of the other people, with their email addresses showing. The bcc option may be hidden by default, but if you do a search for bcc in the help section of whichever program you are using it will tell you how to enable it.
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