A webmail application enables you to send and receive emails via browser without having to create an email address inside a program like Thunderbird or Outlook. If you travel, for instance, you can check your email messages from an Internet café and you will not need to download, install or set up anything. Webmail clients are advanced enough to present you with a great deal of options such as having an address book or creating folders that will later show up in your e mail application. As the webmail application works with the messages within the server, it is necessary that you apply the IMAP protocol if you create an e-mail account on your PC. You may still use webmail if you pick POP, but older emails will not be available since they will have been downloaded on the PC. You can take advantage of webmail as long as there is any email created in your hosting account and using an e-mail client before being able to use webmail isn't a prerequisite, so you're able to manage your digital communication solely from a browser.