If you use a mailbox with your very own personal domain and not a 3rd-party one, you will be able to use 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 delivery protocols that you can choose from when you configure the app of your liking to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – mobile or desktop, unless you opt 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 account on multiple devices and access the email messages from any location. You’ll also be able to view old email messages if there is a predicament with your Internet service, which is an immense advantage over web-based email services.