In case you’ve got a domain and a hosting account for it, you’ll be able to create mailboxes for personal or commercial purposes and to set them up with email software apps such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird. During the procedure, you’ll be able to opt for one of the two most popular email protocols – IMAP or POP3. The first protocol will enable you to access all email messages, but they will stay on the email server, whereas with the second one, all email messages will be downloaded to the device where the email account is configured, unless you specifically choose a copy to be stored on the server. Thus, you can choose if you want all your e-correspondence to be kept on one single device, or if you would rather be able to view the email messages from numerous locations. The latter alternative is extremely useful for businesses where a number of people working on different computers need access to a particular email account.