In case you use an email account with your very own personal domain instead of a 3rd-party one, you will be able to use an email application such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to access and manage your emails. The benefit of using such apps is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email delivery protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your choosing to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to leave a copy on the mail server. With the second protocol, the messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will remain on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on numerous devices and check the messages from any place. You will also be able to examine old emails if there is a predicament with your Internet connection, which is an enormous advantage over a web-based email service.