In case you use a mailbox with your very own personal domain name instead of a 3rd-party one, you will be able to use an email software app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to check and administer your email accounts. The advantage of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your preference to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – desktop or mobile, unless you opt to store a copy on the mail server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will remain on the server at all times, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and check the email messages from any place. You will also be able to examine old email messages in case there’s a predicament with your Internet access, which is an immense advantage over web-based email services.

POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Website Hosting

You’ll be able to use any email client and any mobile or desktop device to view your emails if you choose one of our website hosting plans. Our mail servers offer support for both email retrieval protocols (IMAP and POP3), so you can choose the one that fits your requirements – you can download all emails on your personal computer or you can leave the emails on the email server if you have a firm and a number of employees need to have access to them, for instance. You can even download an auto-configuration file for a certain email account for any of the three most widely used desktop clients – Apple Mail, Outlook and Thunderbird. You’ll just have to run the file on your PC and that email account will be automatically set up. If you would like to use your phone, we have included exhaustive tutorials on how to set up an email account on an Android- or an iOS-powered mobile device.