Webmail are web based email account. It is a web based interface and is any email client implemented as a web application using any web browser. Webmail can be taken as a means of sending and receiving mail in short. Initially only text were sent via email but now with the improvement of technology, webmail can be used to send any types of file like text, image, videos and any compressed file. Webmail is becoming more secure and fastest means of sending and receiving files. Anyone using the internet can send and receive file in just a click. And the main thing that differentiates web mail with client mail is that web mail can be accessed from any ordinary browser. Webmail evolved in early 90’s and has gone through huge development.
Now there are lots of service providers which have been providing free and paid web mail services. The companies like Google, Yahoo, Outlook, AOL etc are the famous webmail service providers where as AOL and other companies provide premium services for the paid users. Now a day’s ISP’s are also providing webmail service to the clients embedding the service management via webmail. There are many protocols to send and receive emails which include SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), POP etc. These protocols establish the networking channel between the sender and receiver and also set the limitations for the sender and receiver.
Webmail is not only means of receiving and sending files but can be used to save our files online. By doing this we can access our files anywhere around the globe using internet. Webmail has now become part of all big and small businesses too. It has also been equally important for the e-governance and other sectors too. Webmail is easy to access and get. Anyone with simple computer and internet knowledge can have access to it.
Initially using any webmail, user needs to get registered to the service and can move further. Almost all the webmail service providers has same format of registering and logging in the service. Initially user needs to sign up to the service by going to their websites like gmail.com, yahoomail.com, outlook.com etc. the sign up or register option can be seen and with the personal and other details like first name , last name, address, new username , password, security question and answer etc, user gets registered. Now with this username and password, user can log in to the service and use all the facility provided by webmail service provider