In case you have an email account with your own personal domain name instead of a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to use 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 calendars and address books. There are two different email delivery protocols that you can select from when you set up 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 on your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to keep a copy on the email server. With the second protocol, the email messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and see the email messages from any location. You will also be able to check old emails in case there is a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is an advantage over web-based services.