A good article about web-based emails killing off email clients such as Thunderbird.
If you have an email account with Zoho, you can setup your email with IMAP using these settings.
Incoming Server Settings:
Incoming Server Name: imap.zoho.com
Require SSL: Yes
Outgoing Server Settings:
Outgoing Server Name: smtp.zoho.com
Port: 465 with SSL or
Port: 587 with TLS
Require Authentication: Yes
Google is currently testing a new way to login using no passwords. It sends notifications via smart phones and users can login using push notifications. This is much more secure knowing that some users use really weak passwords. Two factor authentication has been around for a while. It also speeds up logins. Essentially, every time you login to your email, it sends a push notification to your phone. You press yes and it allows you in and read your emails.
Amazon plans to launch WorkMail, an enterprise email and calendar service, in the second quarter of this year. WorkMail will compete with the likes of Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google Gmail and Google Apps. WorkMail is built on Amazon’s cloud computing unit called Amazon Web Services or AWS. The email service is going be to encrypted and companies specify which regions to store their messages. WorkMail will cost around $4 per inbox per month. It comes with 50GB of disk space. Read more.
Yahoo Mail is down. Again. It doesn’t happen often, but it does go down every once in a while. My experience with Yahoo Mail hasn’t been good. The mail interface is quite problematic. I often had to refresh the Yahoo Mail page every time it becomes unresponsive. I think it’s time to think about using another email service. Either start using a free service like GMail or perhaps running your own personal server. I’m leaning more towards running my own email server.