Apple Mail users can easily get their webmail, read and send it using httpmail (freeware), MacFreePOPs (freeware) or Mail Forward (shareware), three apps that fool webmail services into allowing access for Mail.app.
With the WebMail extension, Thunderbird users can play too.
Installation is a two-part process, involving the master WebMail extension and further service-specific extensions:
You might need to adjust your port settings and fiddle around a bit to avoid the infamous “negative vibes” error.
WebMail is freeware and available from the extension’s web site .
NB: I only tested this with Hotmail, where it works fine.
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