What is POP Email?
POP3, which is an abbreviation for Post Office Protocol 3, is the third version of a widespread method of receiving email. Much like the physical version of a post office clerk, POP3 receives and holds email for an individual until they pick it up. And, much as the post office does not make copies of the mail it receives, in previous versions of POP3, when an individual downloaded email from the server into their email program, there were no more copies of the email on the server; POP automatically deleted them.
POP3 makes it easy for anyone to check their email from any computer in the world, provided they have configured their email program properly to work with the protocol.
Business email accounts -- also known as POP accounts -- allow you to receive email using an email program such as Microsoft Outlook or Thunderbird. They are server based and can be used to give each of employee or department a separate mailbox for receiving mail.