In case you have a mailbox with your very own personal domain and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email application such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird or Outlook to check and manage your email accounts. 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 retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you set up the app of your liking to access your email account – 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 keep a copy on the email 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 numerous devices and access the email messages from any location. You will also be able to examine old email messages in case there is an issue with your Internet service, which is an enormous advantage over web-based services.