There are numerous web-based email service providers that you can resort to, but having a mailbox with your own personal domain name
will grant you more credibility if you are running a company, for example, not to mention that with web-based services there are limitations 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 protocols, you won’t run into such problems and you’ll be able to use any program on your PC to access your emails, 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 locally at your end, but remains on the mail server, whereas with POP3, the message is downloaded on your PC, unless you configure the program in such a way as to leave a copy on the server.