After 15 years on Gmail, I’ve switched to Zoho mail (with my own domain name on top). Just now, I noticed that the fan on the MacBook Air was going like the clappers. So I closed the Zoho mail web page and it stopped. This doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in my choice.
I’ve never used Zoho, and have no real need to try it out, but I’m really wondering what their web app is doing to use so much CPU power.
I totally understand why many people prefer webmail over fiddling around setting up desktop or mobile email apps. But I’m in the minority that uses IMAP and SMTP protocols for their email. Partly because I like having more than one way to access my email, and partly because I’ve always found the convenience of webmail outweighed by sluggishness and occasional outages. That’s not to say that I love desktop and mobile email clients — they just work, and that’s fine with me.