You have several choices for your email client application, including a range of web email services. However, many people prefer to use a stand-alone application designed specifically for email since they sometimes have a better focus and features. Some people avoid the Microsoft Outlook application because of its historic vulnerability to viruses.
Eudora was one of the most widely used email applications through the 1990’s and into the first years of the new century. IncrediMail has received good reviews. Pegasus mail is a shareware application but not recommended because of the complexity of the interface. The Thunderbird client from Mozilla is particularly recommended.
Resources. The following sources provide more information on email applications.