In case you use an email with your own domain name and not a 3rd-party one, you will be able to make use of an email software application such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to access and manage your emails. 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 delivery protocols that you can select from when you set up the app of your liking to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you choose to keep a copy on the email server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and check the messages from any location. You will also be able to see old emails in case there’s a problem with your Internet connection, which is a huge advantage over a web-based service.