In case you use a mailbox with your very own personal domain instead of a third-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to access and manage your mailboxes. The benefit of using such applications is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email delivery protocols that you can choose from when you set up the application of your liking to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you choose to save a copy on the email server. With the second protocol, 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 access the messages from any location. You’ll also be able to view old email messages if there is a problem with your Internet service, which is a huge advantage over a web-based email service.