Webmail is a convenient alternative to popular computer and smartphone email apps if you do not have access to your laptop or computer and you do not have a smartphone. You'll be able to gain access to your e-mail messages through virtually any Internet browser, so that you can stay 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 have the ability to send and receive messages, but you will also be able to make use of an address book, set up a custom signature or even make new folders, that will later on appear in your PC email program. It is important to know that the e-mails available in the webmail are the ones on the server, so if you create an email in a desktop app with the POP protocol, the messages will be saved on your PC and they won't be accessible in the webmail. The answer in this instance is to use the IMAP protocol any time you create your e-mails inside a desktop client.