If you use an email account with your own personal domain name instead of a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to use an email app such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to check and manage your email accounts. The benefit of using such apps is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email protocols that you can select from when you configure the app of your choosing to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to save a copy on the server. With the second one, the email 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 check the messages from any place. You’ll also be able to view old emails if there’s a predicament with your Internet connection, which is an advantage over web-based services.