DrDoc - 10:42 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
1) Don't use POP3. Use IMAP4 instead. That way you can access the email from multiple locations.
2) If you must use webmail, and your email service provider of choice does not already support these capabilities through a web based interface, either:
a) ... set everything up in Gmail and access your email through there
b) ... install a webmail client that either already has these capabilities, or can easily be modified to support them
There is no sense in reinventing the wheel.