- Millions of email users still prefer using web-based email services instead of the desktop version or stand-alone apps.
- If you want to access your email account quickly and safely, you need the right web browser.
- Keep on reading this guide to learn what are the best browsers to use for checking your inbox on your Windows computer.
- Bookmark our and hub dedicated to browsers for additional guides.
A large number of email users still prefer web-based email services over the Desktop based email clients. While a desktop email client offers more features, the idea of having to install additional software on their system isn’t feasible for everyone.
That said, the right web browser can make a huge difference in how fast and efficiently you access the webmail accounts.
However, the browser you are currently using might not be the right fit for the kind of work you do. On the other hand, changing your default browser used for many years can be a tricky choice.
To fix this dilemma around the best web browser, we have put together a list of top browsers for email and other tasks that offer more features, use fewer resources and are faster than your current browser.
Opera may not be the most popular web browser on the internet, but it is a preferred choice among users with a slow internet connection. It comes with an excellent Turbo Mode that boots the page loading speeding.
Opera offers a clean user interface with built-in VPN support to protect user privacy. The user doesn’t need to download VPN to surf the web or to unblock region-restricted websites.
Other notable features offered by Opera is Facebook messenger support that can be pinned at the left side for easier access.
Built-in screen-shot features, VR player to browse the web in Virtual Reality, better security with VPN and tracker blockers, instant search, ad blocker, new reader mode, currency conversion tool, etc.
With all the features, Opera’s lack of popularity means it has a lesser number of plugins and extensions than the rivals. However, if you are not dependent on third-party extension, give Opera a try and check out the features.
UR Browser is the newest kid in the block but comes with a rich feature set. It offers a modern user interface with built-in VPN and ad-blocker features to protect your privacy and improve the browsing experience.
The fact that UR Browser comes with a built-in ad-bock makes it faster in comparison to other Brower when it comes to loading the web pages.
UR browser comes with lots of personalization options. The user can change the home screen with personalized wallpaper from UR browser gallery or use their custom image as the browser wallpaper.
The home screen can also be personalized to get all the information in one place. You can customize your favorites, news feed, weather, search and widgets from one place.
In addition, UR Browser offers an excellent download manager with claims of accelerated download speed. For security, it offers alerts for unsafe sites, automatic HTTPS redirection, and a built-in virus scanner.
It also comes with Anti-tracking, anti-profiling and Virtual Private Network (VPN) for better privacy.
Firefox from Mozilla needs no introductions, and the fact that Firefox has received a complete overhaul makes it one of the best browser for Windows 10 computer.
After a long wait, Mozilla finally released the new version of Firefox and it is the best thing to have happened to the browser in 13 years. The speed of the browser has improved a lot in comparison to its rivals and on-par with browsers like Chrome.
However, the USP of Firefox remains. Firefox still uses fewer resources even with multiple tabs when compared to other browsers like Chrome.
On the Privacy front, Mozilla has always been more trustworthy because of its non-profit business nature. The developers also release frequent updates to keep the security of the user intact.
Firefox now gets password-free login and automatic ad-tacker blocking feature as well. You can also browse the web in virtual reality using the new version of Firefox.
Google Chrome is among the most popular browser for both the computers as well the smartphones. It is faster, cleaner and offers a ton of extensions.
On the security front, the users are in safe hands as Chrome gets regular updates to keep the user safe from known threats.
It also tags any website without an SSL certificate as non-secure and alerts the user if the web browser tries to load scripts from an unknown source.
It also supports password-free login, decent password manager and a well-organized settings menu with the search function. The built-in virus removal tool can scan the system and remove any programs affecting its performance.
Chrome with all its glory is not without downsides. To begin with, Chrome still struggles with the age-old resource management issues.
While the system with good hardware configuration may not notice the resource usage and the impact on the system, users with lower configuration system will notice the impact on performance.
Then there is a concern for privacy as the browser is developed and maintained by the internet giant Google. Also, the download manager offered by Chrome would rank lowest among all the browsers listed in this article.
Microsoft is now testing the Chromium powered Edge browser. The browser (as of writing this) is in the Development stage and is available for testing.
I have been using the developer edition of the Edge browser for a few months now, and the browser has been working fine without any major issues. The browser is comparatively faster than Chrome and uses fewer resources as well.
Because it is based on Chromium, Microsoft Edge now supports all the extension that is available for Google Chrome from the Chrome store. As of now Microsoft is adding more features and testing the browser for public release.
The only downside as of now is that there seems to be no way to turn off the news feed option on the home page. Hopefully, Microsoft adds an easy way to turn off the News Feeds in the public release.
You can download the developer edition of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge from the official website.
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FAQ: Learn more about browsers and emails
What email program is on Windows 10? Windows 10 comes with a preinstalled email program called Outlook. If you don’t want to use the Outlook email app, you can access the web-based email client version. Where are my emails stored on my computer? Windows 10 does not store your emails on the computer. All the emails you sent and received, as well as the email attachments, are stored on the servers of the email platform you’re using. Does email take up space on the computer? Emails do not take up space on your computer since they are not stored on your device. Only the email software you downloaded and installed on your machine takes up space.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2019 and has since been updated for freshness and accuracy.