If you use an email account with your very own personal domain instead of a third-party one, you will be able to make use of an email application such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to check and administer your mailboxes. The benefit of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email delivery protocols that you can select from when you set up the app of your choice to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you opt to save a copy on the mail server. With the second protocol, the messages will be displayed at your end, but they will remain on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and check the messages from any location. You will also be able to access old email messages in case there’s a predicament with your Internet service, which is an advantage over web-based email services.