Webmail is a handy substitute for desktop and smartphone email applications if you don't have access to your laptop or computer and also you do not have a smart phone. You'll be able to gain access to your email messages through virtually any Internet browser, so that you can stay in touch with friends and family when you take a trip and you drop by an Internet cafe, for example. Webmail apps are rather advanced, so not only will you be able to send out and receive emails, you can also work with an address book, make a customized signature or even make new folders, that can afterwards show up in your PC e-mail app. It is important to know that the e-mails available in the webmail are those on the server, so if you set up an e-mail in a desktop app using the POP protocol, the messages will be downloaded on your PC and they won't be accessible in the webmail. The answer in cases like this is to apply the IMAP protocol whenever you set up your emails in a computer application.