Webmail is a really handy substitute for computer and smartphone e-mail apps if you do not have access to your personal computer and you don't have a smart phone. You'll be able to gain access to your e-mail messages through any browser, so that you can stay in touch with friends and family if you take a trip and you visit an Internet cafe, for example. Webmail applications are rather advanced, so you will not only be able to send and receive e-mails, you can also work with an address book, create a personalized signature as well as create new folders, that can later show up in your desktop e-mail program. You should know that the emails displayed in the webmail are those on the server, so in case you create an email address in a desktop program while using POP protocol, the messages will be downloaded on your computer and they will not be available in the webmail. The solution in this instance is to use the IMAP protocol when you create your emails in a desktop computer client.