There’re lots of web-based email service providers that you can use, but having a mailbox with your own personal domain will give you more credibility if you are running a business, for instance, not to mention that with web-based services there are limits on the size of the attachments that you can receive or send. If you use an email service that offers support for the IMAP and POP3 email protocols, you will not face such problems and you will be able to use any software program on your PC to access your email messages, including Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird. You can even set up an email account on your smartphone. The difference between the two protocols is that with IMAP, an email message is displayed at your end, but remains on the email 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 Web Hosting
Each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer will permit you to create mailboxes with any domain name hosted in your account and to set them up on any device. During the setup process, you can pick between the IMAP and the POP3 protocols, as we support both, so you can decide which one to make use of 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 save the emails on the mail server – if you have a business account, for instance. The Email Manager tool, which is integrated into our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel, allows you to download and run a small auto-configuration file, so as to set up an email account with an email app – Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook. You can use even your phone to access your email messages and we have included an exhaustive tutorial on how to do this on an iPhone or an Android phone.