In case you use an email account with your own domain and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to use an email application such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to access and administer your mailboxes. The advantage of using such apps 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 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 on your device – mobile or desktop, unless you choose to leave a copy on the mail server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will stay on the server all the time, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and see the messages from any location. You’ll also be able to see old email messages if there’s a problem with your Internet access, which is an immense advantage over web-based services.