There are many web-based mail service providers that you can resort to, but having an email account with your very own personal domain name will grant you more credibility if you are running a company, for instance, not to mention that with web-based services there are limitations on the maximum size of the attachments that you can send or receive. If you use an email service that offers support for the IMAP and POP3 email retrieval protocols, you won’t encounter such problems and you will be able to use any program on your computer to access your mails, including Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail. You can even set up a mailbox on your smartphone. The difference between the two protocols is that with IMAP, an email message is displayed at your end, but remains on the server, while with POP3, the message is downloaded on 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 Web Hosting

You will be able to use any email client software and any handheld or desktop device to access your emails if you order one of our Linux web hosting packages. Our email servers offer support for both email delivery protocols (POP3 and IMAP), so you can pick the one that answers your demands – you can download all emails to your personal computer or you can keep the emails on the email server in case you have a firm and different employees need to get access to them, for instance. You can even download an auto-configuration file for a specific email account for any of the three most popular desktop email clients – Apple Mail, Thunderbird and Outlook. You’ll just have to run the file on your computer and that email account will be automatically set up. In case you’d like to use your smartphone, we’ve added comprehensive tutorials on how to set up an email account on an iOS- or an Android-driven mobile device.