I know, it seems unlikely that you could use DOS to get your emails. However just when you are asking what you can do with DOS?  Along comes a graphical email client, FLMail.

Best part, this one is free and comes complete with SSL.

Take a look over here :  Link is clicky-able

https://code.google.com/p/nanox-microwindows-nxlib-fltk-for-dos/wiki/FlMail

The file is available   HERE <- More Clicky things

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