Unless AOL has recently changed their email
protocal... I believe your stuck using AOL's
Eudora, Pegasus, etc. use the POP3/SMTP protocal
to send and retrieve mail. Now the last time I
used AOL was about 4 months ago... and at that
time they were not using POP3/SMTP.
You may try calling AOL's customer service and
see what they say.
What specifically do you like about AOL?
The dial-up connection, or the online services
The reason I ask is that AOL has a program called
BYOA (Bring Your Own Access). This allows you
to use a seperate ISP to connect to the Internet,
but still allows you to use AOL's services. The
cost is something like $9.95/month.
So one option would be to find a "real" ISP that
uses the POP3/SMTP email protocal for your connection and email... and still use AOL's services using the BYOA program.
You can probably find a good ISP (depending on
where you live) for about &15/month. That way
you're not paying much more per month, and you'll
get what you want... AOL services and POP3 email.