There’re a lot of web-based mail service providers that you can resort to, but having a mailbox with your own domain name will give you more credibility if you are running a business, for example, not to mention that with web-based email services there are limits on the maximum size of the attachments that you can send or receive. In case you use an email service that supports the POP3 and IMAP email retrieval protocols, you won’t stumble upon such problems and you will be able to use any software program on your personal computer to check your email messages, including Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail. 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, whereas with POP3, the message is downloaded on your computer, unless you set up the program in such a way as to leave a copy on the server.

POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Website Hosting

If you buy a Linux website hosting package through us, you’ll be able to create mailboxes with any domain hosted in your account and to set them up with any email app. During the setup process, you can select IMAP or POP3 as we offer support for both email retrieval protocols, so it will be up to you if all emails will be downloaded locally at your end or if they will stay on the email server. With us, you can even set up a mailbox on your mobile phone regardless of its OS and we’ve included comprehensive tutorials on how to carry out that. To save yourself some time, you can also download and run our auto-configuration files to set up an email account in Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird automatically. With our shared hosting plans, you can choose a desired device and software app to check your emails.