Webmail is a useful replacement for computer and mobile phone e-mail apps if you don't have access to your personal computer and you don't have a smartphone. You will be able to gain access to your emails through virtually any web browser, so you're able to keep in touch with friends and family when you take a trip and you drop by an Internet cafe, for instance. Webmail apps are rather advanced, so you will not only have the ability to send and receive messages, you can also work with an address book, set up a customized signature or perhaps create new folders, that will afterwards come in your PC email application. It is important to know that the e-mail messages displayed in the webmail are those on the server, so if you create an e-mail address in a desktop program using the POP protocol, the messages will be downloaded on your desktop and they will not be accessible in the webmail. The answer in this case is to apply the IMAP protocol whenever you set up your emails inside a desktop computer application.