If you have an email address with your own personal domain and not a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to use an email software application such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to check and administer your emails. The advantage of using such apps 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 app of your choice to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to leave a copy on the email server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed at your end, but they will remain on the server all the time, so you can set up the email account on multiple devices and check the messages from any place. You will also be able to examine old email messages in case there’s a problem with your Internet connection, which is a big advantage over web-based email services.