A webmail application permits you to send out and receive messages through an Internet browser with no need to set up an e-mail address in a program such as Outlook or Thunderbird. When you take a trip, for instance, it is possible to check your emails from an Internet café and you will not need to download, install or set up anything at all. Webmail apps are advanced enough to present you with many options like having an address book or creating folders that will afterwards appear in your e mail client. As the webmail application works with the messages on your server, it is crucial that you apply the IMAP protocol when you configure an e-mail account on your PC. You can still use webmail if you select POP, but old messages will not be accessible because they'll have been downloaded on the PC. You can use webmail as long as there is any sort of email address set up in your hosting account and using an email application before being able to use webmail is not a requirement, so you're able to manage your electronic communication solely via a browser.