If you have an email address with your own personal domain name
and not a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to use an email software application such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail to access and manage your mailboxes. The advantage of using such applications is that they also offer other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you set up the application of your choice to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all email messages that are received will be downloaded on your device – desktop or mobile, unless you decide to keep a copy on the 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 access the email messages from any location. You will also be able to check old email messages if there’s a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is an enormous advantage over web-based services.