In case email messages are a vital component of your correspondence with business partners or family members, it would be better to use a mailbox with your own domain name
and an email service provider that offers support for the POP3 and IMAP email protocols, instead of resorting to a web-based service that involves restrictions in regards to the size of the attachments. Thus, you’ll be able to check your email accounts on any desktop or mobile device using any software – Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Outlook, and so on. With the IMAP protocol, you will be able to view the email messages at your end, but they will be on the server at all times, whereas with POP3, all email messages will be downloaded to the device, unless you choose a copy to be stored on the server. In addition, you’ll be able to take advantage of a lot of other handy options – contact groups, calendars, etc., not to mention that if there’s a temporary predicament with your Internet connectivity, you can still examine your email messages as they’ll be on your desktop or handheld device.