XMAS Nugget 14 – Gmail – Configure for offline email viewing

Ever been away from an internet connection and needed to see an email in your Gmail account?
Did you know you can setup Gmail to come to your local email client.
 
Gmail is featured with the capability to function in conjunction with other offline email clients. This is because Gmail has been empowered to work with protocols such as IMAP, POP and SMTP. The only thing one is to do is enable these protocols for your Gmail account and you ready to be connected.
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13273
 
You just need to configure your client to collect the email.
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13287
 
If using the latest versions of Thunderbird and Outlook, the process is even easier. All you have to do is type in your name and email address in the settings window and the application will automatically configure the rest.