If you use an email account with your very own personal domain instead of a third-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email app such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to access and manage your email messages. The advantage of using such apps is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two email retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you configure the app of your preference to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to save a copy on the server. With the second protocol, the messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and access the email messages from any place. You’ll also be able to see old email messages in case there’s a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is an enormous advantage over a web-based service.