In case you have an email address with your own domain and not a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to use an email app such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird to check and manage your emails. The advantage of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as address books and calendars. There are two different email retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you set up the application of your preference to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to keep a copy on the email server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed at your end, but they will remain on the server at all times, so you can set up the email account on multiple devices and check the messages from any location. You will also be able to view old email messages if there is an issue with your Internet service, which is an advantage over web-based email services.