If you use an email address with your very own personal domain and not a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to use an email application such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to access and manage your mailboxes. The benefit of using such apps is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email delivery 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 one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – desktop or mobile, unless you opt to leave a copy on the mail server. With the second protocol, the email messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server all the time, so you can set up the email account on multiple devices and view the email messages from any location. You’ll also be able to view old emails in case there is an issue with your Internet connection, which is a big advantage over web-based email services.