A webmail app allows you to send out and receive emails through an Internet browser without the need to set up an e-mail address inside an app such as Thunderbird or Outlook. If you take a trip, for example, you are able to check your emails from an Internet café and you will not need to download, install or configure anything at all. Webmail apps are advanced enough to provide you lots of options such as using an address book or making folders that will later on appear in your email application. As a webmail app works with the messages within the server, it is essential that you use 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 older messages won't be accessible because they will have been downloaded on the computer. You can take advantage of webmail provided that there is any sort of email address created inside your website hosting account and using an email client before being able to use webmail isn't a requirement, so that you can handle your digital communication entirely from an Internet browser.