In case you use an email with your own personal domain name instead of a 3rd-party one, you will be able to make use of an email application such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to access and administer your mailboxes. The advantage of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email delivery protocols that you can choose from when you set up the app of your preference to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you opt to keep a copy on the server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed 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 check the messages from any place. You will also be able to access old email messages in case there is a predicament with your Internet service, which is an immense advantage over web-based services.