If you have an email with your own personal domain instead of a 3rd-party one, you will be able to use an email app such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to check and manage your mailboxes. The advantage of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your choosing to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to keep a copy on the mail server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and see the messages from any place. You’ll also be able to access old emails in case there is a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is an immense advantage over web-based services.