There are numerous web-based mail service providers that you can use, but using a mailbox with your own domain name will grant you more credibility if you are running a business, for instance, 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. In case you use an email service that offers support for the IMAP and POP3 email protocols, you will not bump into such problems and you’ll be able to use any program on your personal computer to check your email messages, including Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird. You can even set up an email account on your phone. The difference between the two email 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 PC, unless you set up the program in such a way as to save a copy on the server.

POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared website hosting package from us, you’ll be able to create email accounts with any domain name hosted in your account and to set them up with any email application. During the setup process, you can opt for IMAP or POP3 as we support the two protocols, so it will depend on you if all email messages will be downloaded at your end or if they will stay on the server. With our company, you can even set up an email account on your mobile phone regardless of its Operating System and we have in-depth tutorials on how to perform that. To spare yourself some time, you can also download and run our auto-configuration files to set up an email account in Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook automatically. With our hosting plans, you can pick a preferred device and software app to access your emails.