If you have an email account with your own personal domain instead of a third-party one, you will be able to use an email software app such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to access and administer your email messages. The benefit of using such applications is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your choice to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you choose 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 all the time, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and see the email messages from any location. You will also be able to see old email messages in case there is a predicament with your Internet access, which is an immense advantage over web-based email services.

POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a Linux shared web hosting through us, you’ll be able to create mailboxes with any domain hosted under your account and to set them up with any email software app. During the process, you can choose POP3 or IMAP as we offer support for the two email protocols, so it will be up to you if all emails will be downloaded at your end or if they will remain on the mail server. With us, you can even set up an email account on your smartphone regardless of its OS and we have detailed 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, Thunderbird or Outlook automatically. With our services, you can pick a preferred device and software app to access your email messages.