Webmail is a useful alternative to PC and smartphone email apps if you don't have access to your laptop or computer and also you do not have a smart phone. You will be able to access your e-mails through virtually any browser, so you can remain in touch with friends and family when you travel around and you go to an Internet cafe, for example. Webmail applications are rather advanced, so you will not only have the ability to send out and receive messages, you can also use an address book, set up a customized signature or perhaps create new folders, that can later on appear in your desktop e-mail app. You should know that the email messages available in the webmail are those on the server, so in case you set up an e-mail in a desktop app using the POP protocol, the messages will be downloaded on your PC and they won't be available in the webmail. The solution in cases like this is to use the IMAP protocol whenever you create your e-mails in a PC client.