Webmail is a really handy substitute for desktop and smart phone email applications if you don't have access to your personal machine and you don't have a smart phone. You'll be able to gain access to your emails through virtually any web browser, so that you can stay in touch with people when you travel around and you go to an Internet cafe, for instance. Webmail apps are rather advanced, so not only will you be able to send out and receive e-mails, but you'll also be able to make use of an address book, create a customized signature or even create new folders, that can afterwards appear in your PC email application. It is important to know that the email messages displayed in the webmail are the ones on the server, so if you set up an email in a desktop app using the POP protocol, the messages will be downloaded on your hard drive and they won't be accessible in the webmail. The answer in this instance is to use the IMAP protocol any time you set up your emails inside a PC client.