In case you use a mailbox with your own personal domain name and not a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email application such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to access and manage your emails. The advantage of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email protocols that you can choose from when you set up the application of your preference to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to leave a copy on the server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed at your end, but they will remain on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and access the messages from any place. You’ll also be able to check old email messages if there’s an issue with your Internet service, which is an enormous advantage over a web-based email service.