In case you have an email address with your very own personal domain and not a 3rd-party one, you will be able to use an email application such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to access and administer your mailboxes. The benefit of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email delivery protocols that you can select from when you configure the application of your liking to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you choose to keep a copy on the mail server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will stay on the server all the time, so you can set up the email account on multiple devices and see the messages from any location. You will also be able to check old emails in case there’s an issue with your Internet connectivity, which is an immense advantage over a web-based service.

POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux web hosting through us, you will be able to create email accounts with any domain name hosted under your account and to set them up with any email software application. During the setup procedure, you can select POP3 or IMAP as we offer support for both email delivery protocols, so it will depend on you if all email messages will be downloaded at your end or if they will stay on the email server. With our company, you can even set up an email account on your mobile phone regardless of its Operating System and we have detailed tutorials on how to perform that. To save yourself some time, you can also download and run our auto-config files to set up an account in Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook automatically. With our hosting plans, you can select a desired device and software application to examine your email messages.