There are lots of web-based email providers that you can resort to, but having an email address with your own personal domain name
will give you more credibility if you are running a business, for instance, not to mention that with web-based services there are restrictions on the size of the attachments that you can send or receive. If you use an email service that offers support for the POP3 and IMAP email delivery protocols, you won’t run into such problems and you will be able to use any program on your computer to check your mailboxes, including Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail. You can even set up a mailbox on your mobile device. The difference between the two email protocols is that with IMAP, an email message is displayed at your end, but remains on the email server, whereas with POP3, the message is downloaded to your PC, unless you set up the program in such a way as to save a copy on the server.