In case emails are an indispensable component of your electronic correspondence with business associates or relatives, it may be better to use a mailbox with your very own personal domain name and an email service provider that supports the IMAP and POP3 protocols, rather than resorting to a web-based email service that involves restrictions in regards to the size of the attachments. Thus, you will be able to access your email accounts on any desktop or mobile device using any client software – Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, and so on. With the IMAP email protocol, you’ll be able to examine the email messages 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 kept on the server. On top of that, you will be able to use many other valuable options – contact groups, calendars, etc., not to mention that in case there is a brief problem with your Internet connection, you can still examine your email messages since they will be on your desktop or handheld device.