Definition: An email account that is accessed through a Web browser. The interface is implemented as a Web site that provides access to the various functions like reading, sending or organizing messages. Emails are typically not downloaded to the user's computer but stored on the Web-based email service provider's servers.
Popular examples of Web-based email services include Hotmail and Yahoo Mail.
Also Known As: Webmail, Web-Email, Webbased Email
Alternate Spellings: Web-based E-mail
Tips, Tricks and Secrets for Hotmail
Handle your Hotmail like a hero, and make life with this free Web-based email service easier and better.
Tips, Tricks and Secrets for Yahoo Mail
Become a Yahoo Mail wizard with these tips and tricks that help you get the most of your free email account.
Elsewhere on the Web:
Free Email Address Directory
Lists hundreds of Web-based email services.