If you have a domain name and a hosting package for it, you’ll be able to create email accounts for personal or commercial purposes and to set them up with email software programs such as Thunderbird, Outlook or Apple Mail. During the process, you’ll be able to select one of the two most popular email retrieval protocols – IMAP or POP3. The first protocol will enable you to check all email messages, but they will stay on the mail server, while with the second protocol, all email messages will be downloaded on the device where the mailbox is created, unless you explicitly choose a copy to be kept on the server. Thus, you can choose if you would like all your email communication to be stored on one single device, or if you would rather be able to view the emails from various places. The latter alternative is quite handy for organizations where different employees working on separate machines need to get access to a particular email account.