You can access iCloud email on Tiger, Leopard or Snow Leopard by setting Mail up manually:
Your signature says you have 10.3.8 - really? that far back? - and I don't know whether that can be set up to access email, but the instructions for Tiger may very well work.
Bill Carver wrote:
...There is no technical reson why rosetta cannot be in lion. If it were, I could run most if not all of my old software on a new mac...
Apple lost its license for Rosetta starting with Lion. Consider running Snow Leopard installed in Parallels 7 in Lion:
Follow this thread to the end for a discussion of installing Snow Leopard into Parallels 7 in Lion: