In case you use an email address with your own personal domain name and not 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 benefit of using such apps is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you configure the app of your choice to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you choose to save a copy on the email server. With the second protocol, 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 multiple devices and view the email messages from any location. You will also be able to access old email messages in case there’s an issue with your Internet service, which is a huge advantage over a web-based email service.
POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to use any email client software and any handheld or desktop device to view your email messages if you opt for one of our Linux shared web hosting packages. Our email servers support both protocols (IMAP and POP3), so you can choose the one that answers your requirements – you can download all email messages on your home computer or you can leave the emails on the mail server if you have a company and different people need to gain access to them, for example. You can even download an auto-config file for a specific mailbox for any of the three most popular desktop email clients – Outlook, Apple Mail and Thunderbird. You’ll simply need to run the file on your PC and that email account will be set up automatically. If you’d rather use your phone, we’ve got exhaustive tutorials on how to create an email account on an Android- or an iOS-powered mobile device.