Webmail is a really convenient alternative to desktop and mobile phone e-mail apps if you don't have access to your laptop or computer and you do not have a smart phone. You will be able to access your emails through any Internet browser, so that you can keep in touch with people if you travel around and you stop by an Internet cafe, for example. Webmail applications are rather advanced, so you will not only have the ability to send and receive messages, you can also work with an address book, make a customized signature or perhaps set up new folders, that can afterwards appear in your PC email app. You should know that the e-mails shown in the webmail are the ones on the server, so in case you set up an email in a PC app while using POP protocol, the messages will be downloaded on your desktop and they will not be available in the webmail. The answer in cases like this is to apply the IMAP protocol any time you create your emails inside a desktop computer application.