If you have an email account with your own personal domain instead of a third-party one, you will be able to use an email software application such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to access and manage your mailboxes. The advantage of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two email protocols that you can choose from when you set up the app of your choosing to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to store a copy on the email server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed at your end, but they will remain on the server at all times, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and check the messages from any location. You’ll also be able to examine old emails if there is a problem with your Internet service, which is a huge advantage over web-based services.