In case you use an email with your very own personal domain and not a third-party one, you will be able to make use of an email app such as Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook to access and administer your emails. 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 protocols that you can select from when you configure the app of your liking to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to leave 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 all the time, so you can set up the email account on multiple devices and access the messages from any location. You will also be able to see old email messages in case there’s a problem with your Internet access, which is an immense advantage over a web-based service.