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It appears that Google (owners and maintainers of GMail) are now starting to open up access to GMail via POP3.
This topic has been discussed at great lengths on Slashdot.org and if you read down the comments you will find a reference to weebls-stuffs badgerbadgerbadger.com. FOr those you you that can’t be bothered with tracking it down, you can visit the offending comments here.