Webmail is any of several web sites that allow a user to send and receive e-mail.
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A webmail site runs webmail software, which makes pages where a user can view a list of messages, read an individual message, view or edit contacts (e-mail addresses of friends), or write a new message. Some webmail software supports filtering, or classification of messages into categories (work, personal, individual projects, spam, etc).
In the mid-1990s, as HTML forms became supported in Netscape 2.0, some companies developed CGI web applications for reading and sending e-mail. Hotmail appeared in mid-1996 and was snapped up by Microsoft a year later.