yahoo.com offers POP3 access for a fee. I think hotmail does not.
They are web bassed email services, and you need POP3 access to download your email with ANY email client on ANY plataform. (there are other protocols like IMAP but they are even less likely to be offered to you by a web-based free email services)
And in order to send mail you are going to need SMTP service wich I don't think any of them offer not even for a fee. But I might be wrong, you need to research with you mail service provider.
Last edited by Qucho; 05-24-2004 at 02:16 AM.