If you use an email with your very own personal domain name instead of a third-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email application such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to access and administer 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 delivery protocols that you can select from when you set up the app of your choosing 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 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 all the time, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and view the messages from any place. You will also be able to examine old emails in case there’s an issue with your Internet connectivity, which is an advantage over a web-based email service.