In case you use an email account with your own personal domain instead of a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email app such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to access and administer your email messages. The advantage of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email delivery protocols that you can select from when you set up the application of your liking to access your mailbox – 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 leave a copy on the mail server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and view the messages from any location. You’ll also be able to access old email messages in case there’s a predicament with your Internet connectivity, which is an enormous advantage over a web-based service.