For those using GMail:

http://www.gnotify.com/gpopper/

this is a neat little utility that allows you to imitate a POP3 server for your GMail account.

that is great!

Finally! I have been waiting for this.

sweet

Does that include POP's lack of encryption, especially on the password?

Bah.

Andrew:

i would imagine, but the program is run locally, and your mail program is pointed at the localhost. does that allay some fears?

Yes. Assuming the network traffic is done over https, that's pretty good.