There’re numerous web-based mail service providers that you can use, but having an email with your own personal domain will grant you more credibility if you are running a company, for example, not to mention that with web-based services there are limits on the size of the attachments that you can receive or send. If you use an email service that offers support for the IMAP and POP3 email protocols, you will not come across such problems and you will be able to use any software program on your computer to check your email messages, including Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail. You can even set up a mailbox on your phone. The difference between the two email protocols is that with IMAP, an email message is displayed locally at your end, but remains on the email server, while with POP3, the message is downloaded onto your personal computer, unless you configure the program in such a way as to save a copy on the server.
POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
You’ll be able to use any email client and any handheld or desktop device to access your emails if you purchase any of our shared website hosting. Our email servers offer support for both email delivery protocols (IMAP and POP3), so you can pick the one that satisfies your needs – you can download all emails to your PC or you can keep the emails on the mail server in case you’ve got a firm and a number of people need to access them, for example. You can even download an auto-config file for a given mailbox for any of the three most popular desktop email clients – Thunderbird, Outlook and Apple Mail. You will simply have to run the file on your computer and that mailbox will be set up automatically. If you prefer to use your smartphone, we have elaborate tutorials on how to set up an email account on an iOS- or an Android-based handheld device.