Webmail has become a must when you are choosing a web hosting package. Webmail is used to send and receive emails via IMAP protocol directly from the email server. I have observed that some relied on webmail but some insisted on using an email client application like Outlook. Whatever is the reason. Today, we share the Pros and Cons of using webmail.
Basically, there are advantages and disadvantages using webmail. Let’s start;
a. Webmail is portable, you can use it on a computer connected to the internet. Basically, you can log in to your email account at any time and anywhere, This is a major advantage.
b. Do not need to install and maintain the application in your computers. No licensing or disk space issue.
c. Because you are always on the same interface. Thus read, unread or even junk emails are the same from the last time you have signed in.
d. The contact list is not duplicated or different from one to another computers or devices since it is stored on the server.
However, they have disadvantages;
a, If there is no internet, You can’t connect to the server and retrieve your past emails.
b. When your server has crashed. You might lose every email and connect to the server is definitely not possible.
c. If privacy is your major concern, webmail is not an option. As you may leave traces on the browser.
d. Most web hostings have packaged the outsourced webmail, which is free. They are lack of features unlike our Shared Hosting Plus, the webmail is by SmarterMail.
Now you have better understand what is suitable for you.