In case you use an email address with your own domain and not a third-party one, you will be able to make use of an email app such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to check and administer your email messages. The benefit of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email delivery protocols that you can choose from when you configure the app of your choice to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to leave a copy on the email 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 account on numerous devices and check the messages from any location. You will also be able to examine old emails in case there is an issue with your Internet connection, which is an advantage over web-based email services.