There are lots of web-based mail service providers that you can resort to, but having an email address with your own personal domain will grant 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 supports the IMAP and POP3 email retrieval protocols, you will not face such problems and you will be able to use any program on your PC to access your email messages, including Thunderbird, Outlook 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 mail server, whereas with POP3, the message is downloaded on your computer, unless you set up the program in such a way as to store a copy on the server.

POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Hosting

You’ll be able to use any email client and any handheld or desktop device to check your email messages if you get one of our Linux shared services. Our mail servers offer support for both email delivery protocols (POP3 and IMAP), so you can choose the one that satisfies your interests – you can download all emails onto your home computer or you can store the messages on the email server in case you have a company and a number of people need access to them, for instance. You can even download an auto-configuration file for a certain email account for any of the three most widely used desktop email clients – Outlook, Thunderbird and Apple Mail. You will simply need to run the file on your computer and that mailbox will be automatically set up. In case you would like to use your smartphone, we have in-depth tutorials on how to create a mailbox on an iOS- or an Android-driven mobile device.