In case email messages are an important part of your correspondence with business colleagues or family members, it may be better to use an email with your own personal domain and an email provider that supports the POP3 and IMAP protocols, rather than using a web-based email service that entails restrictions as to the maximum size of the attachments. Thus, you will be able to check your emails on any desktop or mobile device using any software program – Apple Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. With the IMAP email protocol, you’ll be able to examine the email messages locally at your end, but they will be on the server all the time, whereas with the POP3 protocol, all email messages will be downloaded to the device, unless you choose a copy to be saved on the email server. Additionally, you’ll be able to make use of plenty of other handy options – contact groups, calendars, and so on, not to mention that in case there’s a temporary issue with your Internet access, you can still view your email messages as they’ll be on your desktop or handheld device.