WebIT provide POP3 email accounts as part of our web hosting package. Email accounts can be managed via the use of Plesk and can be downloaded using an email client such as Outlook or viewed on the web via Webmail.

What is POP3?

POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) is the most recent version of a standard protocol for receiving e-mail. POP3 is a client/server protocol in which e-mail is received and held for you by your Internet server. Periodically, you (or your client e-mail receiver) check your mail-box on the server and download any mail. This standard protocol is built into most popular e-mail products, such as Outlook and Outlook Express.

POP3 is designed to delete mail on the server as soon as the user has downloaded it. However, some implementations allow users or an administrator to specify that mail be saved for some period of time. POP can be thought of as a “store-and-forward” service.

What is Webmail?

The term Webmail (or Web-based e-mail) is an email client implemented as a web application accessed via a web browser. Webmail’s main advantage over the use of a desktop email client is the ability to send and receive email wherever there’s a web browser.