In case you’ve got a domain name and a hosting plan for it, you will be able to create mailboxes for personal or commercial purposes and to set them up with software programs such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select one of the two most popular protocols – IMAP or POP3. The first protocol will permit you to see all messages, but they will remain on the mail server, whereas with the second one, all email messages will be downloaded onto the device where the mailbox is set up, unless you specifically choose a copy to be saved on the server. In this way, you can choose if you want all your electronic correspondence to be kept on a single device, or if you’d rather be able to see the emails from numerous locations. The second alternative is quite handy for businesses where a number of people working on different machines need to gain access to a specific mailbox.