In case you have a mailbox with your own domain name instead of a third-party one, you will be able to make use of an email application such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to check and administer your email accounts. The benefit of using such applications 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 configure the app of your preference to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to leave a copy on the server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and access the messages from any location. You’ll also be able to view old email messages if there is an issue with your Internet connectivity, which is a big advantage over a web-based email service.