In case you use an email with your own domain name instead of a third-party one, you will be able to make use of an email application such as Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook to check and manage your email accounts. The benefit of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email retrieval protocols that you can select from when you configure the application of your liking to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you opt to keep a copy on the server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed 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 place. You will also be able to view old emails if there is a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is a big advantage over web-based email services.