In case you have a mailbox with your own personal domain instead of a third-party one, you will be able to make use of an email app such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to access and manage your emails. The advantage of using such apps is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you set up the app of your liking to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – desktop or mobile, unless you opt to store a copy on the email server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed at your end, but they will remain on the server all the time, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and check the email messages from any place. You will also be able to view old email messages in case there is a predicament with your Internet connection, which is a huge advantage over a web-based service.