Webmail is a practical alternative to desktop and mobile phone email apps if you do not have access to your personal machine and also you do not have a smart phone. You'll be able to gain access to your emails through any Internet browser, so that you can keep in touch with people when you travel and you visit an Internet cafe, for instance. Webmail apps are rather advanced, so not only will you be able to send and receive e-mails, but you will also be able to use an address book, create a customized signature or even make new folders, that will afterwards come in your desktop email app. It is important to know that the email messages displayed in the webmail are the ones on the server, so if you create an email address in a desktop app while using POP protocol, the messages will be saved on your hard drive and they will not be available in the webmail. The solution in this instance is to apply the IMAP protocol when you create your emails in a personal computer app.