computerworld.es, a Spanish online computer magazine, has published an article on the advantages of the email programs over using web-interface for email. Besides the higher productivity, the users of email clients also benefit from the following: they can store emails on their private computers, create backups, use encryption. While storing email in the cloud the users are subjected to advertising based on the contents of their private email. When the Internet connection is slow or missing there is no way to get access to email in the cloud, while the downloaded messages are always accessible in the email program.
See the original article in Spanish. Published on July 22, 2014.