Webmail is a handy substitute for computer and smartphone e-mail applications if you do not have access to your personal machine and also you don't have a smartphone. You'll be able to gain access to your e-mail messages through any Internet browser, so you can keep in touch with friends and family when you travel around and you stop by an Internet cafe, for example. Webmail apps are rather advanced, so you will not only be capable to send out and receive emails, but you will also be able to work with an address book, set up a custom signature or even set up new folders, that can afterwards come in your desktop e-mail app. It is important to know that the e-mails available in the webmail are those on the server, so in case you set up an email 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 case is to apply the IMAP protocol when you set up your emails inside a personal computer application.