This is the great thing about having a plugin architecture:

Regularly index your entire Gmail account contents into Google Desktop Search. This is done using Gmail’s POP access feature. See the following URL for information on how to enable POP access on your Gmail account:

Now I should probably write something about my recent experiments with GMail too...

Posted by jzawodn at May 02, 2005 11:01 AM

Reader Comments
# Ray said:

Jeremy, Did you post the wrong link?

The posted link isn't a very useful feature. If you pull your mail down using POP, then Google Desktop will index it, it doesn't matter whether you use gmail or not.

What would be useful is if Google Desktop could index you gmail while it was on the server. Even more useful, for me anyway, would be a method for indexing mail on an imap server. I use half a dozen PCs, and mail is my main organizing tool. I don't want to download all of my mail to all of my PCs.

on May 3, 2005 10:29 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

POPing your mail from GMail doesn't mean removing it from GMail.

on May 3, 2005 10:31 AM
# Ray said:

I'm not following, sorry. POPing your mail never requires removing it from the server. This isn't unique to gmail, except that gmail allows you to configure the behavior on the server side, in addition to the client side.

on May 4, 2005 01:04 AM
# pat said:

what use is the link above when it results in this:
We're sorry, but the information you've requested cannot be found. Please try searching or browsing the Help Center.

on July 17, 2009 09:11 AM
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