If you have an email with your own domain name and not a 3rd-party one, you will be able to make use of an email app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to check and administer your email accounts. The benefit of using such apps is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email protocols that you can choose from when you configure the app of your preference 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 leave a copy on the email server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will stay on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on numerous devices and see the email messages from any location. You will also be able to examine old email messages in case there is a predicament with your Internet access, which is an immense advantage over a web-based email service.