I believe I answered your last question regarding bookmarks in Firefox.
Within Mint, you can access your email either via the webmail portion of your account or by using the email client named Evolution. You can download and install Evolution from the following page, if you do not already have it installed on your computer: http://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/evolution
Please, do not forget to rate my help on the top of this page and on the top of the Bookmarks page as well. If you need anything else in the future, please let me know.
Thank you for your time today.