Q&A | Why so many browsers/email clients?

I actually got asked this a long time ago by a co-worker and again today by @4stefan (BTW – I recommend @4stefan as a person to follow) asked me again over twitter

Q: “Why do you need so many web browsers (or Email Clients) installed on your computer?”. 

A: Why so many clients… well for several reasons;
  • Just to try it out and play with something new, I love technology and “new things” even if they are a passing fad that I only stick with for a short time (best part this one if free to play with)
  • To see how different webmail systems function and if the browser/email client affects rendering (important for new browsers – especially with the Google brand behind it)
  • To test my own site(s) for rendering issues – and to test yours… Look out I’m watching you ;D 
  • To be able to troubleshoot issues from clients – not everyone uses IE anymore… In fact more people using FireFox read this blog then any other browser (17% more then IE – the #2 browser)
With the launch of Google’s new web browser “Chrome” (download) today it seems worth talking about.  Read the Google Chrome comic.

Author: Matt V - @emailkarma

Matthew Vernhout is a digital messaging industry veteran and Certified International Privacy Professional (Canada) (CIPP/C) with nearly two decades of experience in email marketing. Matthew is 250ok’s Director of Privacy, and he is currently the Vice Chair of the eec, after serving for several years as the Chair of their Advocacy Subcommittee. Matthew was recognized as the 2019 eec thought-leader of the year.

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