Netscape Navigator isn't your traditional web browser. Unlike some of its competitors who try to add various bundled features, feature-filled modules, and other "fluff" to the web browser, Netscape Navigator is strictly a web browser, using almost exclusively the HTML code that creates the web page. Netscape Navigator is no Firefox, as you might think. You can browse the web in Netscape Navigator, but not really browse the web in any way other than just viewing the Netscape Navigator browser. Many people use Navigator as a more generic browsing tool, a web page creator, a game creation tool, a calendar and address book creator, and whatever else they'd want to put on it.
What makes Netscape Navigator stands out is the new features it adds to the browser. In particular, for someone who uses the Internet for all their online dealings, it adds support for e-mail. If you don't already have an e-mail account, the new features in Netscape Navigator make setting up easy and painless. You simply install the program, set up your Netscape account, create a password, select a web menu, click the "E-Mail" tab, input your user name and password, and you're done. If you're a regular Internet user, you'll appreciate the security feature of having your private e-mails sent through safe servers and to your intended destination with Nominet and Yahoo mail as recipients.