If you have an email with your own domain name and not a third-party one, you’ll be able to use an email software app such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to check and administer 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 select from when you configure the application of your choosing 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 choose to store a copy on the server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will remain on the server at all times, so you can set up the account on numerous devices and see the messages from any place. You will also be able to check old email messages if there’s an issue with your Internet connection, which is a big advantage over web-based services.