If you use an email address with your own personal domain
instead of a third-party one, you’ll be able to use an email app such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird 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 select from when you set up the app of your choice to access your email account – POP3 and IMAP. With the first protocol, all email messages that are received will be downloaded onto your device – desktop or mobile, unless you choose to leave a copy on the server. With the second protocol, the 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’ll also be able to check old emails in case there is a problem with your Internet connectivity, which is an advantage over web-based services.