In case emails are a fundamental part of your electronic correspondence with business associates or relatives, it might be better to use a mailbox with your own personal domain and an email service provider that supports the POP3 and IMAP protocols, instead of resorting to a web-based email service that entails restrictions with regards to the size of the attachments. In this way, you will be able to check your email messages on any desktop or mobile device using any client – Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc. With the IMAP protocol, you will be able to view the emails at your end, but they will be on the server all the time, while with the POP3 protocol, all email messages will be downloaded on the device, unless you choose a copy to be stored on the email server. Furthermore, you’ll be able to make use of lots of other handy options – calendars, contact groups, etc., not to mention that if there’s a temporary issue with your Internet connection, you can still examine your emails since they’ll be on your desktop or mobile device.