If email messages are a key component of your electronic communication with business partners or relatives, it may be better to use a mailbox with your own personal domain
and an email service provider that offers support for the IMAP and POP3 email protocols, rather than resorting to a web-based email service that entails limitations in regards to the size of the attachments. Thus, you will be able to check your email messages on any desktop or mobile device using any app – Thunderbird, Outlook, Apple Mail, and so on. With the IMAP protocol, you’ll be able to examine the emails at your end, but they will be on the server all the time, while with POP3, all email messages will be downloaded onto the device, unless you choose a copy to be left on the mail server. Furthermore, you will be able to take advantage of a lot of other handy options – contact groups, calendars, and so on, not to mention that in case there’s a brief issue with your Internet connection, you can still view your email messages as they will be on your desktop or handheld device.