There are plenty of web-based email providers that you can resort to, but using an email account with your own domain name will grant you more credibility if you are running a company, for instance, not to mention that with web-based email services there are limitations on the size of the attachments that you can receive or send. In case you use an email service that offers support for the POP3 and IMAP email delivery protocols, you won’t bump into such problems and you’ll be able to use any software program on your personal computer to check your mails, including Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail. You can even set up an email account on your mobile phone. 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 on your PC, unless you configure the program in such a way as to keep a copy on the server.

POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Web Hosting

You’ll be able to use any email client software and any device to examine your email messages if you purchase any of our web hosting plans. Our mail servers support both email protocols (POP3 and IMAP), so you can choose the one that corresponds to your needs – you can download all email messages on your PC or you can leave the emails on the mail server in case you’ve got a company and a number of employees need to access them, for example. You can even download a configuration file for a certain mailbox for any of the three most popular desktop clients – Apple Mail, Thunderbird and Outlook. You will simply have to run the file on your PC and that email account will be set up automatically. In case you’d rather use your smartphone, we have added detailed tutorials on how to create a mailbox on an Android- or an iOS-based mobile device.