In case emails are an essential part of your electronic correspondence with business associates or family members, it would be better to use a mailbox with your very own personal domain
and a mail service provider that supports the IMAP and POP3 email protocols, rather than relying on a web-based email service that entails restrictions as to the maximum size of the attachments. Thus, you will be able to access your mailboxes on any desktop or mobile device using any client software – Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Outlook, etc. With the IMAP protocol, you’ll be able to examine the emails locally at your end, but they will be on the server all the time, whereas with the POP3 protocol, all emails will be downloaded to the device, unless you choose a copy to be stored on the server. Moreover, you will be able to make use of many other handy options – contact groups, calendars, and so on, not to mention that if there’s a temporary predicament with your Internet access, you can still see your email messages as they’ll be on your desktop or handheld device.