In case you use an email address with your own domain name instead of a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email software app such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to access and manage your emails. The benefit of using such applications is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two email delivery protocols that you can select from when you set up the application of your liking to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – desktop or mobile, unless you choose to keep a copy on the mail server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the email account on multiple devices and access the email messages from any location. You’ll also be able to check old emails in case there is a predicament with your Internet connectivity, which is an immense advantage over web-based services.