In case you use an email account with your own domain and not a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email application such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to access and administer your emails. The benefit of using such applications is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two email protocols that you can select from when you configure the application of your choice to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to leave 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 account on multiple devices and view 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 a web-based email service.