There are plenty of web-based email service providers that you can use, but using an email with your own personal domain name will grant you more credibility if you are running a business, for example, not to mention that with web-based email services there are restrictions on the maximum size of the attachments that you can receive or send. If you use an email service that offers support for the POP3 and IMAP email delivery protocols, you won’t experience such problems and you will be able to use any software program on your computer to check your mailboxes, 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 locally at your end, but remains on the server, while with POP3, the message is downloaded onto your personal computer, unless you configure the program in such a way as to store a copy on the server.

POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Website Hosting

You’ll be able to use any email client software and any mobile or desktop device to check your email messages if you order one of our Linux shared website hosting packages. Our mail servers support both email retrieval protocols (IMAP and POP3), so you can select the one that answers your demands – you can download all emails to your personal computer or you can leave the emails on the email server in case you’ve got a company and different employees need to access them, for example. You can even download an auto-config file for a certain email account for any of the three most widely used desktop email clients – Apple Mail, Outlook and Thunderbird. You’ll just have to run the file on your PC and that mailbox will be automatically set up. If you’d like to use your smartphone, we’ve included exhaustive tutorials on how to set up an email account on an iOS- or an Android-based mobile device.