If emails are a key part of your communication with business associates or family members, it may be better to use an email account with your own domain name
and a provider that supports the IMAP and POP3 protocols, instead of relying on a web-based email service that entails limitations as to the maximum size of the attachments. In this way, you will be able to access your emails on any desktop or mobile device using any software app – Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Outlook, and so on. With the IMAP protocol, you will be able to see the email messages at your end, but they will be on the server at all times, while with POP3, all emails will be downloaded onto the device, unless you choose a copy to be kept on the server. Plus, you’ll be able to use a lot of other handy options – contact groups, calendars, etc., not to mention that in case there is a brief problem with your Internet connection, you can still view your emails as they will be on your desktop or mobile device.