There’re many web-based mail service providers that you can resort to, but using a mailbox with your very own personal domain will give you more credibility if you are running a business, for instance, not to mention that with web-based services there are limitations on the maximum size of the attachments that you can send or receive. In case you use an email service that offers support for the POP3 and IMAP email protocols, you won’t face such problems and you’ll be able to use any program on your PC to check your mailboxes, including Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail. You can even set up a mailbox on your mobile phone. The difference between the two email protocols is that with IMAP, an email message is displayed at your end, but remains on the server, while with POP3, the message is downloaded to your computer, unless you configure the program in such a way as to save a copy on the server.
POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Hosting
Each and every shared hosting plan that we offer will allow you to create mailboxes with any domain hosted in your account and to set them up on any device. During the setup process, you can pick between the IMAP and the POP3 email retrieval protocols, as we support both, so you can decide which one to rely on in accordance with your preferences and the purpose of the account – you may want to download all emails in case you have a personal account and to leave the messages on the server – if you’ve got a business account, for example. The Email Manager, which is included in our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel, permits you to download and run a small-sized auto-config file, so as to set up an email account with an email software application – Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird. You can use even your smartphone to get your emails and we’ve added a comprehensive tutorial on how to carry out this on an iPhone or an Android phone.
POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can pick between the IMAP and the POP3 email protocols in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan with us. We offer support for both, so you can decide what to do with your emails – to download them onto your personal computer or to keep them on the email server and to view them from different devices. The latter option will also permit different individuals to check the same mailbox – in case you are hosting a company site on our servers, for instance. You can find auto-config files in the Email Manager section of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which will allow you to set up everything automatically in an email client of your choosing – Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook, so you won’t need to configure anything manually. In case you’ve got a mobile phone, you can add any mailbox just as easily – simply read our exhaustive tutorials for iPhone and Android. To make everything simpler, the help articles include step-by-step screenshots.