Webmail is a really practical substitute for computer and smartphone e-mail applications if you don't have access to your laptop or computer and you do not have a smart phone. You will be able to gain access to your e-mails through any Internet browser, so you're able to remain in touch with friends and family if you travel and you stop by an Internet cafe, for example. Webmail apps are rather advanced, so not only will you be capable to send and receive messages, you can also work with an address book, create a custom signature or even make new folders, that can later on come in your PC email program. You should know that the e-mail messages available in the webmail are those on the server, so if you create an email address in a PC app using the POP protocol, the messages will be downloaded on your computer and they won't be accessible in the webmail. The solution in cases like this is to apply the IMAP protocol any time you set up your e-mails inside a PC application.