Webmail is a really convenient alternative to computer and phone e-mail apps if you don't have access to your personal computer and also you don't have a smartphone. You'll be able to access your e-mail messages through virtually any Internet browser, so you're able to remain in touch with friends and family when you travel and you visit an Internet cafe, for example. Webmail apps are rather advanced, so you will not only be able to send and receive emails, you can also use an address book, create a customized signature or even create new folders, that can afterwards appear in your desktop email app. You should know that the e-mails available in the webmail are those on the server, so in case you set up an e-mail address in a desktop program using the POP protocol, the messages will be downloaded on your computer and they won't be available in the webmail. The answer in this instance is to apply the IMAP protocol when you create your e-mails inside a desktop client.