There are a lot of web-based email providers that you can resort to, but having an email account with your own domain name will give you more credibility if you have a business, for instance, not to mention that with web-based services there are restrictions on the maximum size of the attachments that you can receive or send. In case you use an email service that offers support for the POP3 and IMAP email protocols, you will not face such problems and you’ll be able to use any program on your computer to access your emails, including Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook. You can even set up a mailbox on your mobile device. The difference between the two protocols is that with IMAP, an email message is displayed at your end, but remains on the mail server, whereas with POP3, the message is downloaded to your personal computer, unless you set up the program in such a way as to keep a copy on the server.
POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Web Hosting
You will be able to use any email client software and any mobile or desktop device to examine your emails if you buy any of our Linux web hosting packages. Our email servers offer support for both email retrieval protocols (POP3 and IMAP), so you can choose the one that fits your needs – you can download all email messages to your PC or you can store the messages on the mail server in case you have a firm and different people need to gain access to them, for instance. You can even download a configuration file for a given email account for any of the three most popular desktop email clients – Thunderbird, Outlook and Apple Mail. You’ll simply have to run the file on your computer and that email account will be set up automatically. In case you wish to use your phone, we have included comprehensive tutorials on how to configure an email account on an Android- or an iOS-powered handheld device.