If you use an email account with your own personal domain name instead of a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to use an email app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to check and administer your mailboxes. The advantage of using such applications is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email protocols that you can choose from when you set up the app of your liking to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – mobile or desktop, unless you opt to save 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 at all times, so you can set up the email account on multiple devices and check the messages from any location. You’ll also be able to examine old emails in case there is a predicament with your Internet access, which is an enormous advantage over a web-based service.