A webmail application lets you send and receive messages by way of a web browser without having to set up an email address inside a program such as Thunderbird or Outlook. When you travel, for instance, it is possible to check your e-mail messages from an Internet café and you will not have to download, install or configure anything at all. Webmail clients are advanced enough to provide you with lots of options like using an address book or making folders that can afterwards appear in your e mail app. As the webmail software works with the messages on your server, it is essential that you apply the IMAP protocol when you create an email account on your PC. You can still use webmail if you pick POP, but older emails won't be available as they'll have been downloaded on the computer. You can use webmail as long as there is any email address created in your web hosting account and using an e-mail app before being able to use webmail isn't a requirement, so you're able to handle your digital communication entirely from a browser.