In case you use an email with your own domain name and not a 3rd-party one, you will be able to make use of an email software application such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to access and administer your email messages. 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 set up the application of your preference to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you opt to store a copy on the server. With the second one, the messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and view the email messages from any location. You will also be able to examine old email messages if there is a problem with your Internet service, which is a big advantage over web-based email services.