If you’ve got a domain and a web hosting plan for it, you’ll be able to create mailboxes for personal or business purposes and to set them up with email applications such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird. During the process, you will be able to opt for one of the two most popular email retrieval protocols – IMAP or POP3. The first protocol will permit you to see all email messages, but they will remain on the server, while with the second protocol, all email messages will be downloaded onto the device where the email account is configured, unless you specifically select a copy to be saved on the server. In this way, you can choose if you would like all your e-communication to be stored on one single device, or if you would rather be able to view the email messages from various places. The latter option is rather handy for firms where different people working on separate computers need to gain access to a particular email account.