In case you use an email account with your own personal domain name and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to use an email app such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to access and administer your email accounts. The advantage of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email retrieval protocols that you can select from when you configure the application of your choosing to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to save a copy on the email server. With the second one, the email 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 see the email messages from any location. You’ll also be able to view old emails in case there’s a problem with your Internet connection, which is a huge advantage over a web-based service.