In case you use a mailbox with your very own personal domain
and not a 3rd-party one, you will be able to use an email application such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to check and administer your mailboxes. The advantage of using such apps is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two different email protocols that you can choose from when you configure the application of your choice to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – mobile or desktop, unless you decide to leave a copy on the email server. With the second one, the email messages will be displayed locally at your end, but they will remain on the server all the time, so you can set up the email account on multiple devices and access the email messages from any location. You will also be able to examine old email messages if there is a problem with your Internet access, which is an enormous advantage over web-based email services.