Michael Russell

Michael Russell

Michael retired from the workforce in January 2007 after a career in Information Technology spanning over 40 years.  His experience covered most activities in the IT:  systems analysis and design, programming, testing, project management, customer relationship management, knowledge management—you name it and he probably had something to do with it (or managed teams of people who had the subject-matter skills).  When he’s not thinking about world events, Australian politics or making sure he’s not far away from coffee, Michael is involved in helping people make the best use of Joomla!.

It is possible to use generic webmail accounts (e.g. Gmail, Outlook.com, iCloud) with Joomla! but there are constraints on their use and some people have problems configuring their websites to use them. This article is not about how to fix webmail-to-Joomla! configuration issues. This article is about the appropriateness in choosing to use webmail accounts when developing Joomla! websites for your business or for your clients.