Webmail is a practical substitute for PC and smart phone email applications if you do not have access to your personal computer and also you do not have a smartphone. You will be able to gain access to your e-mails through virtually any browser, so you can stay in touch with friends and family when you travel around and you go to an Internet cafe, for example. Webmail apps are rather advanced, so not only will you be capable to send out and receive e-mails, but you will also be able to make use of an address book, create a custom signature or even create new folders, that will later on appear in your desktop e-mail application. You should know that the email messages displayed in the webmail are those on the server, so if you create an email in a PC program using the POP protocol, the messages will be saved on your hard drive and they will not be available in the webmail. The solution in cases like this is to apply the IMAP protocol when you set up your emails in a PC app.