Finally ... I not only can read my POP3 mail in ThunderBird, but I can now send mail again! I'd been a bit frustrated that everything I'd been sending out had drifted back as being "undeliverable", and I eventually dug up an e-mail that I'd had from our hosting company back when I was trying to get the company e-mail set up (on the same wireless network), telling me what was likely the problem (had to change the "outgoing port" for some reason). Well, the "fix" took all of 2 minutes ... too bad I hadn't remembered that previously so I didn't always have to be firing up AOL to communicate with the outside world. Now I can "safely" strip down my AOL account to their "bring your own connection" package! Cha-ching!