In case you use an email with your own domain instead of a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to use an email software application such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to access and manage your email accounts. The benefit of using such applications 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 set up the application of your choosing to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to store a copy on the mail server. With the second protocol, 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 numerous devices and see the email messages from any location. You’ll also be able to check old emails in case there is an issue with your Internet connectivity, which is an immense advantage over a web-based email service.