Unlike normal e-mail, which is accessed through a mail program configured for use on a specific computer, Webmail allows you to access your account on a Web page, using your browser. This means you can read, send, and organize your e-mail on any computer, anywhere in the world, with an Internet connection. Some Webmail accounts can also be configured to view your "regular" e-mail on the Web as well, which is a perfect solution for road warriors. A popular Webmail service is Hotmail, and privacy is protected by the use of a unique username and password. The main disadvantage of Webmail is that you have to view your e-mail while connected to the Net (this means you have to pay phone charges and it makes processing e-mail much slower).
NetLingo Classification: Net Technology
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