Webmail is a convenient substitute for desktop and phone e-mail apps if you do not have access to your personal machine and you do not have a smartphone. You'll be able to gain access to your e-mails through any browser, so that you can remain in touch with people when you take a trip and you drop by an Internet cafe, for example. Webmail applications are rather advanced, so not only will you be able to send and receive emails, you can also make use of an address book, set up a custom signature as well as create new folders, that can later show up in your desktop e-mail app. It is important to know that the email messages displayed in the webmail are those on the server, so in case you set up an e-mail in a PC program using the POP protocol, the messages will be saved on your hard drive and they won't be accessible in the webmail. The solution in this instance is to apply the IMAP protocol when you set up your emails in a PC client.