If you use an email account with your own domain instead of a third-party one, you will be able to make use of an email app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to access 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 delivery protocols that you can choose from when you set up the app of your liking to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you opt to leave a copy on the server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the account on numerous devices and access the messages from any location. You will also be able to see old email messages in case there’s a predicament with your Internet connection, which is an enormous advantage over a web-based email service.