In case you use an email with your own personal domain name and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email software application such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to access and administer your mailboxes. The advantage of using such apps is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email protocols that you can choose from when you configure the app of your choice to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you opt to store a copy on the mail server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will remain on the server all the time, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and view the email messages from any place. You will also be able to access old emails in case there’s an issue with your Internet service, which is an advantage over web-based services.