If you have a mailbox with your very own personal domain and not a 3rd-party one, you will be able to use an email software app such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to access and manage your mailboxes. The advantage of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email protocols that you can select from when you configure the application of your preference to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to save a copy on the server. With the second protocol, the email 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 numerous devices and see the email messages from any place. You will also be able to check old email messages in case there’s an issue with your Internet connectivity, which is a huge advantage over a web-based service.