If you use a mailbox with your own personal domain instead of a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email app such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to check and manage your email messages. The advantage of using such applications is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email delivery protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your preference to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – desktop or mobile, unless you opt to save a copy on the email server. With the second protocol, the email messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will remain on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and check the email messages from any place. You’ll also be able to check old emails if there is a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is a big advantage over a web-based service.