Are email clients secure?

Hello, i'm new here and i would like to ask a question.

Are email clients like Thunderbird or IncrediMail more secure for handling you're sent/incoming emails or it's just the same thing as viewing them on the web through you're browser?


I know they have vulnerabilities too but i want to know if they have more or less then internet browsers. In my case, Opera.
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  1. About the same. You have to retrieve the email from a server regardless of what method you browse your email, so hacking it will be the same.

    You get better redundancy and data protection because you keep an offline copy by downloading it into your local machine with the email client.
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