There are lots of web-based email providers that you can resort to, but using an email account with your very own personal domain name will give you more credibility if you are running a business, 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 IMAP and POP3 email delivery protocols, you will not encounter such problems and you will be able to use any software program on your PC to access your emails, including Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook. You can even set up an email account on your mobile device. The difference between the two email protocols is that with IMAP, an email message is displayed at your end, but remains on the mail server, whereas with POP3, the message is downloaded to your PC, unless you set up the program in such a way as to keep a copy on the server.
POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Website Hosting
Each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer will allow you to create mailboxes with any domain hosted in your account and to set them up on any device. During the setup procedure, you can pick between the IMAP and the POP3 email retrieval protocols, as we offer support for both, so you can choose which one to rely on depending on your preference and the purpose of the email account – you may want to download all emails in case you’ve got a personal account and to keep the emails on the server – in case you’ve got a business account, for example. The Email Manager, which is part of our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel, enables you to download and run a small configuration file, so as to set up an email account with an email app – Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird. You can even use your mobile phone to view your email messages and we have added a detailed tutorial on how to carry out this on an iPhone or an Android phone.