If you have a mailbox with your own domain instead of a third-party one, you will be able to use an email app such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to access and manage your email messages. The benefit of using such apps is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two email delivery protocols that you can select from when you configure the app of your choosing to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to store a copy on the mail server. With the second protocol, 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 numerous devices and see the messages from any place. You’ll also be able to check old email messages if there’s a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is a huge advantage over a web-based service.