Webmail is a really convenient alternative to popular PC and smart phone e-mail applications if you do not have access to your personal computer and you don't have a smartphone. You will be able to access your e-mail messages through virtually any browser, so you can stay in touch with friends and family when you travel and you drop by an Internet cafe, for instance. Webmail apps are rather advanced, so not only will you be capable to send out and receive emails, but you'll also be able to make use of an address book, create a customized signature or even create new folders, that will afterwards appear in your desktop email app. It is important to know that the e-mails shown in the webmail are the ones on the server, so if you create an e-mail in a PC app while using POP protocol, the messages will be saved on your hard drive and they will not be accessible in the webmail. The solution in this case is to use the IMAP protocol when you set up your emails in a desktop computer application.