My first reaction would be yes. If you can log on to your ISP's website from an internet cafe then you only need your username and password to access your e-mail. I have done it via my son-in-law's PC.
Depends on type of email you use. If Web based accounts like Yahoo or NTL World then yes you can.Just log in to their home page & then use your email addy / account name & password. Have a nice holiday!!
You could also use i.scribe, it's a small e-mail program that can be run from a floppy disk, you do have to set the pop3 settings manually click here . I like it so much I left Outlook express off and put scribe on my laptop as default e-mail prog after my recent reformat.