There are plenty of web-based mail service providers that you can resort to, but having a mailbox with your own domain name
will grant you more credibility if you have a company, for instance, not to mention that with web-based email services there are limitations on the maximum size of the attachments that you can receive or send. If you use an email service that supports the IMAP and POP3 email retrieval protocols, you will not face such problems and you’ll be able to use any software program on your computer to check your mails, including Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird. You can even set up a mailbox on your mobile phone. The difference between the two protocols is that with IMAP, an email message is displayed at your end, but remains on the server, while with POP3, the message is downloaded onto your computer, unless you set up the program in such a way as to save a copy on the server.