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The different types of email - All email is not the same

Email is short for Electronic Mail and is defined as “a method of exchanging digital messages, designed primarily for human use”.

There are a few different types of email account and choosing the right one for you and your business is vital in making sure that you never miss that vital email and your hosting costs are appropriate.

A few points to note:

  • Different hosting packages allow for a different number of email accounts to be attached to them.
  • You can have any combination of different email types within your hosting account.
  • Some email types are free as part of your hosting package and some will incur an additional charge.

The Different Types of Email Accounts

So, Which Email Type is Best for You?

As a general rule of thumb:

  • POP is best if you only use one computer to check your mailbox and do this every day or so
  • IMAP is best if multiple computers check the same mailbox or if you use a mobile device as well
  • EXCHANGE is best if you are serious about email, want to share email, contacts and calendars with your other colleagues and wish to collaborate

Clarke Design are always happy to talk further about which email type is best for you.

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