Benefits of Web based Email

If you use Gmail, you can retain your email address even when you change ISP. You can also access it using computers away from home so long as you take normal security measures such as unticking the box to automatically sign you in. You can still use Outlook to download and store your email on your computer. I use Gmail and Outlook 2010 and access my email using IMAP which downloads email to my PC and leaves a copy on Gmail. I have also set up files for particular emails for which you can set up rules to automatically save new emails in should you wish. These files also appear on Gmail.