Having the ability to send and receive electronic mail or email via the Internet is one of the primary reasons for being online.
To send and receive email you must have email client software installed on your computer.
As with Newsreader Software, we find an email client preinstalled along with Internet Explorer on Windows systems. While using this may seem to be the easiest solution, it should be noted that the software has been vulnerable to virus and worm attacks.
Thunderbird is an Open Source Newsgroup and Email application software supported by the Mozilla Foundation. The aim of Thunderbird is to create an efficient mail and news application that can be used across multiple platforms with different browsers.
You can download Thunderbird in UK English from... https://www.thunderbird.net/en-GB/
Note: The basic principles discussed here apply to all e-mail applications.