A webmail application allows you to send and receive emails by way of an Internet browser without the need to create an email inside an app such as Thunderbird or Outlook. When you take a trip, for instance, you are able to check your emails from an Internet café and you will not need to download, install or configure anything. Webmail applications are advanced enough to provide you a great deal of options like having an address book or making folders that can later show up in your e-mail application. As a webmail app works with the messages on the server, it is necessary that you apply the IMAP protocol any time you set up an e-mail account on your computer. You can still use webmail if you select POP, but old emails will not be accessible due to the fact that they will have been downloaded on the PC. You can use webmail provided that there is any sort of email created inside your hosting account and using an email app before being able to use webmail isn't a prerequisite, so you're able to manage your electronic communication solely through an Internet browser.