If you have an email address with your very own personal domain and not a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email software application such as Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook to check and manage your mailboxes. The advantage 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 delivery protocols that you can choose from when you set up the app of your choosing to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – desktop or mobile, unless you choose to save a copy on the server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and see the email messages from any location. You will also be able to see old emails in case there’s a predicament with your Internet access, which is an enormous advantage over web-based services.