A webmail app permits you to send and receive e-mails by way of an Internet browser with no need to create an e-mail address inside a program like Thunderbird or Outlook. If you take a trip, for instance, you are able to check your e-mail messages from an Internet café and you will not need to download, install or set up anything. Webmail applications are advanced enough to offer you a lot of options such as using an address book or creating folders that will later on come in your e mail application. As a webmail app works with the messages on the server, it is essential that you employ the IMAP protocol any time you set up an e-mail account on your desktop. You can still use webmail if you select POP, but old emails will not be available because they will have been downloaded on your computer. You can use webmail as long as there is any sort of email address set up with your hosting account and using an e-mail client before being able to use webmail isn't a requirement, so that you can manage your electronic communication entirely through a browser.