There’re many web-based email providers that you can use, but having an email address with your own domain name will provide you with more credibility if you are running a business, for instance, not to mention that with web-based email services there are restrictions on the size of the attachments that you can send or receive. If you use an email service that offers support for the POP3 and IMAP email retrieval protocols, you won’t face such problems and you’ll be able to use any program on your PC to access your mails, including Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook. You can even set up a mailbox on your smartphone. The difference between the two email protocols is that with IMAP, an email message is displayed locally at your end, but remains on the mail server, whereas with POP3, the message is downloaded on your PC, unless you configure the program in such a way as to store a copy on the server.
POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Cloud Website Hosting
If you order a Linux cloud website hosting package through our company, you’ll be able to create email accounts with any domain name hosted in your account and to set them up with any email software application. During the process, you can pick POP3 or IMAP as we offer support for both email delivery protocols, so it will be up to you if all email messages will be downloaded locally at your end or if they will stay on the server. With us, you can even set up a mailbox on your mobile phone irrespective of its OS and we have included comprehensive tutorials on how to carry out that. To save 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 application to access your email messages.