Webmail is a handy alternative to desktop and mobile phone email apps if you do not have access to your personal machine and you do not have a smart phone. You will be able to access your emails through any Internet browser, so you can remain in touch with people when you take a trip and you drop by an Internet cafe, for instance. Webmail apps are rather advanced, so not only will you be capable to send and receive messages, you can also use an address book, create a customized signature or perhaps create new folders, that can later on appear in your desktop email application. It is important to know that the e-mails displayed in the webmail are the ones on the server, so if you set up an email in a desktop program while using POP protocol, the messages will be downloaded on your PC and they won't be available in the webmail. The answer in this instance is to apply the IMAP protocol any time you set up your emails in a computer app.