Over the next several weeks, we are introducing POP access to all of our users. To make sure the feature is fully stable, we’re giving users access to POP in phases. Once POP access is available to you, a ‘New Features!’ link appears at the top of your account, along with a ‘Forwarding and POP’ tab on your ‘Settings’ page.
I think it will be really cool. My a/c hasn’t been poped but hopefully it will be soon!
Update: The link works for me, but not for everybody. Here is a screenshot from google’s faq’s and the settings are posted here (hopefully it should work).