If you have an email address with your own personal domain
instead of a third-party one, you’ll be able to make use of an email software app such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Apple Mail to check and administer 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 delivery protocols that you can choose from when you set up the application of your preference to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you choose to keep a copy on the server. With the second protocol, the email messages will be displayed at your end, but they will stay on the server at all times, so you can set up the email account on numerous devices and view the email messages from any place. You will also be able to see old emails in case there is a predicament with your Internet connectivity, which is an advantage over a web-based service.