If you have an email account with your own personal domain name and not a third-party one, you will be able to use an email app such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail 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 delivery protocols that you can choose from when you set up the application of your preference 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 email server. With the second protocol, the email 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 multiple devices and check the messages from any place. You’ll also be able to see old emails if there is an issue with your Internet connectivity, which is an enormous advantage over a web-based email service.