If you use an email with your own personal domain name and not a third-party one, you will be able to use an email application such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to access and administer your email accounts. The benefit of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email protocols that you can choose from when you set up the app of your choice to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to store a copy on the server. With the second protocol, the email messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and see the email messages from any place. You’ll also be able to access old emails if there’s an issue with your Internet connection, which is an immense advantage over a web-based email service.