In case you use an email with your own personal domain name and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to use an email software application such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to access and manage your email messages. The benefit of using such applications 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 configure the app of your preference to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you choose to store a copy on the email server. With the second protocol, the messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will remain on the server all the time, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and see the email messages from any place. You will also be able to access old email messages if there is a predicament with your Internet service, which is a huge advantage over a web-based service.