POP3, or Post Office Protocol version 3, is a standard for retrieving email from a message mailbox on an email server, to your computer. Because the email message actually downloads to your machine you don’t need to stay online to read the message – making it particularly useful to people with dial up connections. Many ISP email accounts (ie not web mail) use Pop3.

If you have a Pop3 email account and you own a domain name you can have an email address such as yourname@yourdomain.com

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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