Webmail is a handy alternative to popular computer and mobile phone email apps if you don't have access to your personal machine and also you don't have a smartphone. You will be able to gain access to your e-mails through any web browser, so you can remain in touch with friends and family if you take a trip and you go to an Internet cafe, for instance. Webmail applications are rather advanced, so not only will you be able to send out and receive messages, you can also use an address book, make a personalized signature or even make new folders, that can afterwards show up in your desktop e-mail app. It is important to know that the email messages available in the webmail are those on the server, so if you create an e-mail address in a PC app with the POP protocol, the messages will be downloaded on your desktop and they won't be accessible in the webmail. The answer in this instance is to apply the IMAP protocol any time you set up your e-mails inside a desktop client.