There’re numerous web-based email service providers that you can resort to, but using an email address 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 restrictions on the size of the attachments that you can receive or send. If you use an email service that offers support for the POP3 and IMAP email protocols, you won’t experience such problems and you’ll be able to use any program on your PC to check your email messages, including Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird. You can even set up an email account on your mobile phone. The difference between the two 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 to 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 Shared Website Hosting

Each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer will permit you to create mailboxes with any domain name hosted under your account and to set them up on any device. During the setup procedure, you can pick between the POP3 and the IMAP email retrieval protocols, as we support both, so you can choose which one to make use of in accordance with your preference and the purpose of your account – you may decide to download all emails in case you have a personal account and to store the messages on the mail server – in case you have a business account, for instance. The Email Manager, which is included in our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel, enables you to download and run a small-sized auto-configuration file, so as to set up a mailbox with an email program – Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail. You can use even your smartphone to examine your email messages and we’ve added an elaborate tutorial on how to perform this on an iPhone or an Android phone.