In case you use an email with your own domain name and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to use an email software app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to access and manage your email messages. The benefit of using such applications is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two email delivery protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your liking to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to store a copy on the email server. With the second one, 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 account on numerous devices and view the messages from any place. You’ll also be able to see old emails in case there is an issue with your Internet service, which is a big advantage over a web-based service.