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Types of Email Service

While most everyone has at least one email account-if not many-many people do not know that there are different kinds of accounts provided by different kinds of email service. Depending on your own personal needs, preferences, and affiliations; will characterize what kind of email service you choose or have chosen. From commonly applied web based email service to more business-worthy email forwarding and fax email service, there are a wide range of types of free and paid email service to choose from. In the following discussion, we examine the nature of email accounts and the most commonly used types of accounts available.

Thanks to the ingenuity of the internet, a person can accomplish almost anything that they previously might have done with an external machine, online. One of the best examples of this is the capability to fax documents through your computer for personal and business purposes. In this discussion, we examine email efax providers, what they are, how to set one of these accounts up, as well as the most popular options for efaxing providers.

A very common online communications account that many people with both personal and business email accounts use is a forwarding application. The basics of this application are to forward or transfer all messages from one account to another account. In this section, we examine forwarding providers: how they work, good choices for specific forwarding providers, limitations of message forwarding, and how to set one of these accounts up in order to transfer message information between accounts.

If you are like many, you probably have a free email account offered from one of the many free email providers. While so many email accounts are offered free, it should be noted that there is also a wide branch of paid application providers. With this in mind, we take a closer look at what makes free email accounts what they are, common features included in free accounts, examples of common free email providers, and how their capabilities can be limited as regards personal and/or business email needs.

Many people use IMAP accounts since they are very similar to POP2 based accounts in that it works off a remote server. So, in order to access emails, you must first download them from that server. The difference between IMAP and POP3 accounts, however, is that you have more power over what emails are downloaded onto your computer, as well as offer the capability of viewing this information from any location. In this section on IMAP applications, we examine IMAP accounts more closely: what they are, common features, pros and cons of choosing this type of account, free IMAP accounts, as well as how to set up IMAP accounts.

When it comes to email account providers, there are both free and paid options. Of course, if given an option, many would choose a free account over a paid one; though there is a significant difference in what they offer. In this category, paid applications are reviewed according to common features, as well as specific good options for paid application accounts.

POP3 email accounts are another commonly used type of email account. POP3 accounts refer to online providers that store your mail messages on their own server. To access these emails, you login and the information is downloaded onto your computer, and thus saved and accessible according to your needs. To clarify, probably the most well known example of POP3 email accounts is Microsoft Outlook, that many people have in their home and/or work computers. In this section, we will discuss the basics of POP3 accounts, pros and cons of this type of email, common features, how to set up a POP3 account, as well as a closer look at the most popularly applied kinds of POP3 providers.

One of the most popularly used types of online messaging accounts is what is called web based accounts. These types of accounts are characterized by access, and allow their users to access their web based email account(s) through a web browser on any computer with internet capability. In this category, you will learn exactly what is a web based account-beyond this simple definition-as well as discover answers to common concerns and questions regarding web based communication, such as the pros and cons of web based email, common available applications, and how to set up a web based account.

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