There are many web-based email providers that you can resort to, but using an email with your own personal domain will give you more credibility if you are running a company, for example, not to mention that with web-based email services there are limitations on the maximum size of the attachments that you can receive or send. If you use an email service that supports the IMAP and POP3 email delivery protocols, you will not encounter such problems and you’ll be able to use any software program on your computer to check your mailboxes, 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 server, whereas with POP3, the message is downloaded onto your computer, unless you configure the program in such a way as to leave a copy on the server.
POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Hosting
You will be able to use any email client software and any handheld or desktop device to view your email messages if you order any of our shared hosting. Our mail servers offer support for both email retrieval protocols (POP3 and IMAP), so you can pick the one that matches your interests – you can download all emails on your home computer or you can keep the messages on the email server in case you’ve got a firm and different employees need to get access to them, for instance. You can even download an auto-config file for a given email account for any of the three most popular desktop clients – Apple Mail, Thunderbird and Outlook. You will just have to run the file on your PC and that email account will be automatically set up. If you’d rather use your smartphone, we’ve included elaborate tutorials on how to set up an email account on an iOS- or an Android-powered device.