If you use an email with your own personal domain
instead of a third-party one, you will be able to use an email software application such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to access and administer your mailboxes. The advantage of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email delivery protocols that you can choose from when you configure the app of your preference to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you choose to keep 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 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 access old emails if there’s a predicament with your Internet connection, which is a big advantage over a web-based service.