For those of you that do not know the power of thunderbird, please take note. I know that many of you are bloggers and that all of you utilize email, although some may not have access to it via pop3. So what I offer is not a solution to the second.
Thunderbird is a great email application that has superb junk mail filters as well as some other fun features like RSS feed reading. So in one single place I can check my email and see if any of my friends have posted new items to their blogs. Brilliant. I can't endorse this product enough.
So try it yourself. If you have problems leave a comment on my blog. I will help you...
As a first hint, the RSS feed address for my site is: http://reverend0.blogspot.com/atom.xml