In case email messages are an important part of your electronic correspondence with business partners or relatives, you may be better off using an email account with your own personal domain
and an email service provider that offers support for the POP3 and IMAP email protocols, rather than relying on a web-based email service that involves limitations with regard to the maximum size of the attachments. In this way, you’ll be able to access your mailboxes on any desktop or mobile device using any software application – Thunderbird, Outlook, Apple Mail, and so forth. With the IMAP protocol, you’ll be able to view the email messages locally at your end, but they will be on the server at all times, whereas with the POP3 protocol, all emails will be downloaded to the device, unless you choose a copy to be left on the mail server. What’s more, you’ll be able to use many other handy options – calendars, contact groups, and so on, not to mention that in case there is a temporary predicament with your Internet access, you can still check your email messages as they’ll be on your desktop or handheld device.