There’re plenty of web-based email service providers that you can resort to, but using an email with your own personal domain name
will give you more credibility if you have a business, for instance, not to mention that with web-based email services there are limits on the size of the attachments that you can receive or send. In case you use an email service that offers support for the IMAP and POP3 email delivery protocols, you won’t face such problems and you will be able to use any program on your personal computer to check your mailboxes, including Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird. You can even set up an email account on your mobile phone. 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, while with POP3, the message is downloaded to your personal computer, unless you set up the program in such a way as to save a copy on the server.