Tinstaafl - unfortunately it would seem that www.mail.com
charge $39.95/pa for pop mail. I am still looking for free AND reliable POP AND SMTP mail - any more suggestions welcome. I keep going to new sites that seem to offer it, then after you have signed up you find you have to pay for pop and/or smtp - rip-off! Those that don't charge seem to fallover regularly. Hotmail is readable from Outlook but is not a proper pop/smtp provider. hotpop.com and its aliases seem to work 80% of the time; flashmail.com initially worked well for a few days and now seems to have totally died!