In case you use an email account with your very own personal domain name and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to use an email software app such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to access and manage your emails. The benefit of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two email delivery protocols that you can select from when you configure the application of your liking to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – mobile or desktop, unless you opt to leave a copy on the mail server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will stay on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on numerous devices and access the messages from any place. You’ll also be able to examine old emails if there’s a problem with your Internet service, which is an immense advantage over a web-based service.