GMail provides IMAP access!!

Just saw a new feature from GMail... They now provide IMAP access!!! Just go to the 'Settings' section, and look for 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP' section. If you still see just POP in the section header, you will have to wait a little more to get this feature enabled for your account.

Here are the instructions for configuring Thinderbird to use IMAP...
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77662

Just follow the instructions above and see all your labels also being shown in your account (something that was not possible by using POP!)

This has been a long awaited feature....

Now this also makes one more much awaited features possible: Finding the bulkiest/biggest emails you have in your account, and the ability to delete them... No more need to write the cryptic search terms in GMail (has:attachment) and trying to figure out which mail to delete!!!

All you have to do now is register your GMail account using the IMAP inteface in a mail client of your choice and sort the messages by size. Go to the end of the sorted list and see if you want to delete the biggest messages...

This was not possible earlier with GMAIL+POP+Thunderbird because of a bug in Thunderbird. Thunderbird can now properly sort messages based on the apparent size of the mail (shown by the mail header) rather than having to download the message to know it's actual size.

(and it now provides 4GB if mailbox size!)

Enjoy GMail...
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