BDES: Plain Old IMAP or POP3

First up on the Battle of the Domain Email Services is Plain Old IMAP or POP3. The advantages of this are:

  • You don’t have to rely on another company. Your mail is still kept on your server.
  • You can use Thunderbird or Outlook to read your email.
  • You get to pick how big your mailbox is and things like that.

The disadvatages are:

  • You have to use Thunderbird or Outlook.
  • If you use POP3 you’ll have a hard time checking your mail on more than one computer.
  • You have to set up everything yourself.