The free Yahoo email program called Zimbra desktop is a great program that offers much more than other popular email programs especially the feature of downloading Yahoo email for free – you don’t need the Yahoo! Plus account as with other clients.
The program is cross platform and can be installed on Windows, Apple or Linux computers and is available in 20 languages at the time of writing. The drag-n-drop functionality as well as the conversation view makes Zimbra desktop a very good email program.
In Zimbra, emails can be composed as plain text messages or with fancy HTML formatting. The inbuilt search lets you find that elusive email message or picture and even message attachments are included in the search – great!
Regular Yahoo mail users will find that the Zimbra desktop email program looks very much like their online account. This is one of the best aspects of the email program because preserving the interface really helps beginners and the technically challenged.
As with other email programs like Outlook Express, Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail, you can setup and configure multiple email accounts so that email from different sources arrive at one location – your computer. Any email account that is either POP or IMAP enabled can be added in the Zimbra desktop program. This includes email accounts from Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo! mail. The best part is that you don’t the Plus upgrade to download Yahoo email to your computer.
Each account that is added in the Zimbra desktop program can have its own email signature. Addresses can be viewed directly into Yahoo! maps and web pages are shown as thumbnail – no need to open a separate browser window just to look at the link. In addition to email messages, the Zimbra desktop stores your contacts, calendar and documents – all at one place.
In conclusion, the Yahoo free email program is a good replacement for people who don’t want to be stuck with Microsoft products (Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail). You can also find help and support for the program in its community driven forum and Wiki sub sites.
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