In case you use an email address with your own domain name and not a third-party one, you will be able to make use of an email software app such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to access and administer your email messages. The advantage of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email protocols that you can select from when you configure the application of your choosing to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to store a copy on the email server. With the second protocol, 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 account on numerous devices and check the messages from any place. You will also be able to access old emails if there’s a predicament with your Internet access, which is a big advantage over a web-based email service.

POP3 IMAP E-mail Accounts in Shared Website Hosting

You’ll be able to use any email client and any mobile or desktop device to view your emails if you buy any of our shared website hosting plans. Our mail servers support both protocols (IMAP and POP3), so you can select the one that satisfies your interests – you can download all emails on your personal computer or you can store the messages on the server in case you’ve got a firm and a number of people need to gain access to them, for instance. You can even download an auto-config file for a specific mailbox for any of the three most widely used desktop email clients – Outlook, Thunderbird and Apple Mail. You will only need to run the file on your computer and that email account will be automatically set up. If you’d like to use your phone, we’ve got elaborate tutorials on how to set up an email account on an Android- or an iOS-powered device.