Re: Stand alone mail program, or webmail?
I use Outlook for work, yahoo for "fun" personal stuff and random stuff where I have to provide an email and gmail for more serious personal stuff.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.