There are plenty of web-based email providers that you can use, but using an email account with your own domain will grant you more credibility if you have a business, for instance, not to mention that with web-based services there are limits on the maximum size of the attachments that you can send or receive. If you use an email service that supports the POP3 and IMAP email retrieval protocols, you won’t run into such problems and you will be able to use any software program on your personal computer to check your email accounts, including Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook. You can even set up an email account on your smartphone. The difference between the two email protocols is that with IMAP, an email message is displayed at your end, but remains on the mail server, while with POP3, the message is downloaded to your personal computer, unless you configure the program in such a way as to keep a copy on the server.

POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use any email client and any handheld or desktop device to view your email messages if you pick any of our shared web hosting. Our mail servers offer support for both email protocols (IMAP and POP3), so you can pick the one that fulfills your interests – you can download all emails to your personal computer or you can keep the emails on the server in case you have a company and a number of people need to have access to them, for example. You can even download a configuration file for a specific mailbox for any of the three most popular desktop clients – Thunderbird, Outlook and Apple Mail. You’ll simply need to run the file on your computer and that email account will be set up automatically. If you would rather use your smartphone, we’ve got elaborate tutorials on how to create an email account on an iOS- or an Android-driven mobile device.