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Want to be able to read your messages and check project deadlines even when you're not at your desk? Get our Business or Unlimited hosting packages and you will be able to install webmail software, which allows you to access your email on the go, from any device connected to the Internet.

Work is no longer a nine to five desk job. With more people working from home or away from their desks for much of the day, and with most business communication now done online, it has become increasingly important to be able to check email anytime and from anywhere.

That’s where webmail comes in. As long as you are connected to the Internet, you can check your web-based email whether you’re at home, at the office or backpacking through Australia. This makes webmail the ideal solution for business owners, employees and any individual who works away from their desk, who need to be able to access messages, tasks and calendars from any device and from anywhere in the world.

In addition to being easily accessible, these apps are also free and don’t need to be configured – you simply use your preferred web browser to log in and you’ll get to see all your messages, contacts, calendar and more. This is a huge advantage as you won’t need to pay extra for a desktop product or take the time to work out the installation and configuration of the software.

What is webmail and why should you use it?

Webmail allows you to check your email from anywhere and from any device connected to the Internet. All you need is a working browser and you will be able to view and send messages, access your address book, check your appointments, deadlines and tasks list, and more.

It’s well suited to small business owners and professionals who spend time after hours checking their emails and want to be able to do so from the comfort of their own home or whilst they’re on the go.

The key advantages of webmail

  • tickNo complicated set up or configuration required.
  • tickAccessible from anywhere and from any device connected to the Internet, whether it’s a PC, a tablet or a smartphone.
  • tickYour inbox, sent messages, contacts and appointments are all stored on the website, not your computer, which means that you will not lose them even if your computer or smartphone crashes or is stolen.

Which webmail software should I use?

Below you can find three apps that we recommend using with your 123 Reg hosting package:


RoundCube is a popular webmail solution that has all the basic functionality you would expect, as well as support for folders and sub-folders. To prevent your inbox from getting cluttered, you have the options of All, Unread, Flagged and Unanswered.

  • tickEasy-to-use functions, making it perfect for anyone, regardless of technical knowledge
  • tickOption to write emails in plain text or in HTML
  • tickGreat features, however it’s missing several collaborative functions such as instant messaging, calendar and tasks


This webmail app is well-known for its simplicity. The interface is basic and you can view all your emails in the form of a list. It comes with plugins that allow you to spell check messages and filter messages, as well as add calendars to keep track of important events and appointments.

  • tickVery easy to use
  • tickExcellent for those looking for basic read and reply functions
  • tickNot the ideal solution if you want advanced features


WebCalendar This software allows you to read and send emails, as well as create private or public calendars to keep track of appointments and project deadlines. You can set reminders for upcoming events and meetings and you also have the option to share a calendar with your team.

  • tickPerfect for beginners and advanced users alike
  • tickAllows any member of your team to manage a shared calendar and add events that can be approved by the admin
  • tickThe design and themes could use improvement

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