In case you have an email account with your own personal domain name and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email application such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to check and manage your mailboxes. The benefit of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two email retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you set up the app of your choosing to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to store a copy on the mail server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will remain on the server at all times, so you can set up the email account on multiple devices and check the email messages from any location. You’ll also be able to access old emails if there’s an issue with your Internet service, which is an advantage over web-based services.