If email messages are an indispensable part of your electronic communication with business colleagues or relatives, it might be better to use an email account with your own domain name and a mail service provider that supports the POP3 and IMAP email protocols, instead of relying on a web-based service that involves limitations with regards to the size of the attachments. Thus, you’ll be able to access your mailboxes on any desktop or mobile device using any application – Apple Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, and so on. With the IMAP protocol, you’ll be able to check the emails at your end, but they will be on the server all the time, whereas with the POP3 protocol, all emails will be downloaded onto the device, unless you choose a copy to be left on the mail server. Besides, you will be able to make use of many other valuable options – contact groups, calendars, etc., not to mention that if there’s a brief problem with your Internet access, you can still examine your email messages since they’ll be on your desktop or handheld device.