I've looked around for people with the same problems and came upon an answer that resulted in me adding a server 127.0.0.1 and still didn't help. As for drivers, my wireless card is an intel4965agn which seemed to be integrated into the kernal so I didnt do anything there. I've reinstalled firefox and nothing. I've installed opera and chrome with the exact same results.
x32 gnome mint 12
system update works, other sites work just not any email from what i've seen so far