If you use an email address with your own domain name and not a 3rd-party one, you will be able to make use of an email software app such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to check and manage your emails. The benefit 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 configure the application of your choice 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 keep 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 see the messages from any location. You’ll also be able to examine old email messages if there’s a predicament with your Internet connection, which is a huge advantage over web-based services.