If you have an email account with your own personal domain instead of a third-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email app such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to check and manage your emails. 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 select from when you set up 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 onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you choose to leave a copy on the mail server. With the second protocol, the email messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server all the time, so you can set up the email account on multiple devices and view the messages from any location. You will also be able to access old emails in case there’s a predicament with your Internet access, which is an immense advantage over a web-based service.