In case you use an email with your very own personal domain name instead of a 3rd-party one, you will be able to make use of an email app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to access and administer your email messages. The benefit of using such apps is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email delivery protocols that you can choose from when you set up the application of your choosing to access your mailbox – 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 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 check the email messages from any location. You will also be able to view old email messages if there is a predicament with your Internet connectivity, which is a big advantage over a web-based service.