In case you use an email account with your own domain instead of a 3rd-party one, you will be able to make use of an email software app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to access and administer your emails. The benefit of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your liking to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you opt to save a copy on the email server. With the second one, the 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 multiple devices and check the messages from any location. You will also be able to check old emails in case there’s an issue with your Internet connection, which is an enormous advantage over web-based email services.