Definitions

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  • n. A service for sending, receiving, and/or storing email, usually on a remote web server, in such a way that it is accessible through a web browser.
  • n. The email thus stored.

Etymologies

web +‎ mail (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Drafting a long important e-mail in webmail and then hitting “send” only to find your session has timed out and the e-mail is * gone*.

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  • Though this is miles and miles better than the privacy that plain webmail delivers, there are a couple of ways in which this is less than perfect -- the system doesn't protect the To: and From: and Subject: information in your email; an adversary might be able to harm you just by knowing the fact that you've gotten encrypted mail from a specific person.

    Boing Boing: August 20, 2006 - August 26, 2006 Archives

  • Update - webmail is busted, I'll deal with that in the morning.

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  • I was actually thinking at one point about moving some mail services to the google hosted system, and while their webmail is the bees knees, losing that control is just too much, especially after reading this!

    Google Owns You - UFies.org

  • E-mail hosting services thus differ from typical end-user e-mail providers such as webmail sites.

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  • There are plenty of ways to read and compose emails, but most fall into two categories: software that runs on your computer, such as webmail services that are used through a web browser, such as Google Mail.

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  • Targeted at organizations with web applications handling sensitive data -- such as webmail,

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  • But it is more than enough to allow a hacker to build software to compromise online accounts, such as webmail services, by attempting to guess questions in large volumes, says Bonneau.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Various web applications, such as webmail interfaces, may not work for some users.

    MacFixIt

  • The rules being proposed in the Home Office's new consultation, however, also take in communications made using third-party providers, such as webmail providers and JIDF was alarming since amongst those who they referred to as 'terror supporting antisemites' were groups that simply criticised the Israeli Government and simply exercised their right to express their opinions.

    Signs of the Times

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