As with getting news onto the iPod, you’ll need to sync it with a computer, since regular iPods are not currently networking devices, with the exception of the iTouch and iPhone of course. Using email on your iPod is not like having a Blackberry or Internet-enabled Palm; you won’t be able to delete mail or answer it, but you will definitely be able to read it.
This can come in handy if you have a long commute and sync your email in the morning. This way you can enjoy reading it while listening to your tunes. Once you get to work, you can delete or answer messages you’ve already read, from your computer. There are several programs for checking email on your iPod, and in this area, Windows users are actually ahead of the game, for once! Thanks K-Pod.