All our web hosting packages include POP/IMAP email accounts. It is also possible to have an email-only hosting package. This is a useful option if you don’t have a website or if you want to host your website and email separately.
We offer three types of email hosting:
When you set up an email account in an email client, such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Mac Mail, you have the option to use either POP or IMAP. Both are protocols for retrieving emails from a mail server but they work differently:
If you use more than one device to access your emails – for instance, a laptop and phone – then you want to use IMAP. With POP, emails that are downloaded to your laptop wouldn’t be showing on your phone, and vice versa.
That said, one downside of IMAP is that your email account can quickly grow in size. Because your hosting package has a limited amount of disk space you may need to archive old emails from time to time.
It is often useful to host your website and email separately. For instance, you might have a fairly small website but very large email accounts. In that case a good solution might be to use Exchange or Office 365 for your email.
To host your email elsewhere you typically only need to change the MX records for you domain. If the DNS for your domain is managed by us then we can make that change for you. We can usually also migrate your emails to the new platform. Please contact us if you are thinking about moving your emails.
All our email hosting packages come with an advanced spam filter. Hosted Exchange and Office 365 use a build-in spam filter, and for POP/IMAP accounts we use an external spam filter.
We can usually migrate your emails if you are moving your email from a different provider. Please contact us if you need help migrating your email.