If you use an email with your very own personal domain name and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email software app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to access and manage your email messages. The advantage 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 select from when you configure the app of your preference to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you choose to store a copy on the server. With the second protocol, the email messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will remain 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 will also be able to examine old emails in case there’s a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is an enormous advantage over web-based email services.