In case you have an email with your own domain name and not a third-party one, you will be able to use an email app such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to access and manage your email accounts. The advantage of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email retrieval protocols that you can select from when you configure the app of your choosing to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – desktop or mobile, unless you choose to leave a copy on the mail server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and check the email messages from any location. You’ll also be able to access old emails in case there’s a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is an immense advantage over web-based email services.