If you have an email account with your own personal domain name and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to use an email application such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to check and manage your email accounts. The benefit of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your choice to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you choose to keep a copy on the email server. With the second one, 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 numerous devices and view the email messages from any place. You will also be able to view old email messages if there’s a problem with your Internet connection, which is an immense advantage over web-based services.