Webmail is a software application that lets you use an e-mail account online via an Internet browser and without the need of creating the account in any PC email app like Microsoft Outlook or maybe Apple Mail. This makes it possible to make use of your e-mails from any place as well as any laptop or computer if you aren't able to use your personal computer - when you're on vacation and you visit an Internet cafe, for instance. Webmail clients ordinarily do not offer as many options as a regular PC app, nevertheless they still offer you lots of options, including sending and receiving emails, creating custom-made signature and using address books. If you setup an e-mail address in a desktop computer app, you need to use the IMAP protocol during the process for those who like to see all e-mails later working with webmail, as the online client can't show e-mail messages from your PC if they have been already downloaded using the POP mail protocol.