In case you have a mailbox with your own personal domain name instead of a third-party one, you will be able to use an email application such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to check and manage your emails. The benefit of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email retrieval protocols that you can select from when you configure the application of your choice 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 decide to leave a copy on the email server. With the second one, the 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 check the email messages from any location. You’ll also be able to access old email messages in case there’s a problem with your Internet service, which is an enormous advantage over a web-based email service.