You just upgraded your Internet service to DSL. You had dial-up with Earthlink and now you can't retrieve your old emails or send out those ones still waiting on hold. What do you do?
You can access your Earthlink email via their web based interface. You need to dial into your Earthlink account to access your email with desktop client email. If you try to access it over your DSL connection for security reasons they might block access.
It should be accessible with their web based mail system over your DSL.