A webmail application permits you to send out and receive e-mails from browser without the need to create an email address in an app such as Outlook or Thunderbird. If you travel, for instance, you can check your e-mail messages from an Internet café and you will not have to download, install or configure anything. Webmail apps are advanced enough to provide you with a great deal of options like using an address book or making folders that will later show up in your e mail app. As the webmail app works with the messages within the server, it is necessary that you employ the IMAP protocol if you set up an email account on your PC. You can still use webmail if you choose POP, but old e-mails will not be accessible because they will have been downloaded on your computer. You can use webmail provided that there is any email address created inside your hosting account and using an e-mail application prior to being able to use webmail isn't a requirement, so you're able to control your electronic communication completely through a browser.