In case you use a mailbox with your own personal domain name instead of a third-party one, you’ll be able to use an email app such as Outlook, Apple Mail 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 protocols that you can select from when you set up 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 to your device – desktop or mobile, unless you choose to save a copy on the email server. With the second protocol, the messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and view the messages from any place. You will also be able to examine old email messages if there’s an issue with your Internet connection, which is an enormous advantage over web-based services.