In case you have an email with your own domain
and not a 3rd-party one, you’ll be able to use an email app such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird to access and manage your email accounts. The advantage of using such applications is that you can also take advantage of other features, such as calendars and address books. There are two email retrieval protocols that you can choose from when you set up the app of your liking to access your mailbox – POP3 and IMAP. With the first one, all messages that are received will be downloaded to your device – mobile or desktop, unless you opt 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 stay on the server all the time, so you can set up the account on multiple devices and view the messages from any place. You will also be able to access old emails in case there is a predicament with your Internet connection, which is an enormous advantage over web-based services.