With things like gmail they let you connect to your account however you like, using outlook, using a browser, using an RSS aggregator, whatever... That's got to be a good thing hasn't it? I've not tried fetching my gmail via POP3 in another browser, but it's meant to work.
Paul Clarke's weblog - I live in Hythe in the deep South. Wed + dad to 2, I'm a full-stack web engineer, + I do js / Node, some ruby, python, php etc. I like pubbing, running, eating, home automation + other diy jiggery-pokery, history, tree stuff, Television, squirrels, pirates, lego, and TIME TRAVEL.