Webmail is becoming an increasingly popular form of internet communication. Virtually ever internet user now has a webmail address through providers such as hotmail, Gmail, yahoo, and others.
Webmail is a good alternative to many internet users over the traditional email server as it can be accessed from anyplace with an internet connection. There is no need to be connected to the computer which contains your IP address.
Webmail also offers filtering services that take some of the inconveniences out of running every attachment you receive through a virus detections program. Webmail servers depend on customer satisfaction to keep them going, so their virus detection software is almost always top of the line.
In addition, webmail providers often include filtering processes through which unwanted mail is delivered to a junk box, and needs never be seen by the person using the mail.
Most webmail accounts now also offer free connectivity to other users of the service, so that you can talk to friends while you are online without having to go to a chatroom or other service to do it.
There are a few inconveniences to using a webmail system, however....