In case you have an email account with your very own personal domain instead of a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to use an email software app such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to access and administer your email accounts. The advantage of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your liking to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you choose to save a copy on the mail 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 account on numerous devices and see the messages from any place. You’ll also be able to examine old emails if there is a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is an enormous advantage over web-based email services.