In case you have a domain and a web hosting package for it, you will be able to create mailboxes for personal or commercial purposes and to set them up with email applications such as Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook. During the process, you will be able to choose one of the two popular protocols – IMAP or POP3. The first protocol will permit you to check all email messages, but they will remain on the email server, whereas with the second protocol, all messages will be downloaded to the device where the mailbox is set up, unless you explicitly select a copy to be left on the server. In this way, you can choose if you would like all your email correspondence to be stored on a single device, or if you would rather be able to access the email messages from numerous places. The second alternative is pretty useful for firms where a number of employees working on separate machines need to access a certain email account.