You will also need to login to your Gmail account on the Web and select POP access on one of the option screens. Very important.
I'm quite happy about this as my main e-mail account is at Sympatico and the e-mail service there sucks. Messages sent to me bounce back to friends with the following message:
When trying to deliver your message, the mail server at mx-5.vancouver.ipapp.com encountered permanent problems with the following address: For [email@example.com>, the destination server said: Too many recipients received this hour (from sympatico.ca:18.104.22.168)This problem only started when I migrated from their proprietary e-mail system to a Sympatico-branded Hotmail system. (Go figure.) Leave it to Canada's largest ISP to develop a way to mess up delivery of e-mail.
I'm now using Gmail.