In case you’ve got a domain and a hosting package for it, you’ll be able to create email accounts for personal or business purposes and to set them up with email software programs such as Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird. In the meantime, you will be able to opt for one of the two popular email delivery protocols – IMAP or POP3. The first protocol will permit you to check all messages, but they will stay on the email server, whereas with the second protocol, all messages will be downloaded on the device where the mailbox is created, unless you explicitly select a copy to be stored on the server. Thus, you can choose if you’d like all your electronic communication to be kept on a single device, or if you would rather be able to view the emails from numerous locations. The second option is rather valuable for organizations where a number of employees working on separate computers need to access a particular mailbox.