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