In case you have an email address with your own domain name
and not a third-party one, you will be able to use an email application such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to access and manage 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 retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your liking to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you choose to store a copy on the email server. With the second protocol, the email messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will stay on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on numerous devices and view the email messages from any location. You will also be able to examine old email messages if there’s a problem with your Internet connection, which is a big advantage over a web-based service.