In case you have a mailbox with your own domain name and not a 3rd-party one, you will be able to use an email app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to check and manage your email accounts. The advantage of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two 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 onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to save a copy on the email server. With the second one, 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 email account on numerous devices and access the messages from any location. You will also be able to access old email messages if there is a predicament with your Internet connectivity, which is a huge advantage over web-based services.