In case you have an email with your very own personal domain instead of a 3rd-party one, you will be able to make use of an email application such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to check and manage your email messages. The benefit of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you set up the application of your choice to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to store a copy on the email server. With the second protocol, 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 view the email messages from any location. You’ll also be able to see old emails if there is an issue with your Internet connection, which is an advantage over a web-based service.