A webmail app permits you to send out and receive emails from a web browser without having to set up an email inside a program such as Thunderbird or Outlook. If you take a trip, for example, it is possible to check your e-mail messages from an Internet café and you will not have to download, install or set up anything. Webmail clients are advanced enough to present you with a number of options like using an address book or creating folders that will later show up in your email client. As the webmail app works with the messages within the server, it is important that you employ the IMAP protocol any time you set up an e-mail account on your desktop. You may still use webmail if you choose POP, but older messages won't be accessible as they will have been downloaded on the computer. You can take advantage of webmail provided that there is any sort of email set up in your web hosting account and using an e-mail application before being able to use webmail isn't a prerequisite, so that you can control your digital communication solely from a web browser.