A number of readers are writing in to tell us that Google is rolling out IMAP support for Gmail accounts. Several people say that some of their gmail accounts offer the IMAP option (in Settings, Forwarding and POP/IMAP) and others do not.
Demaratus writes: "It looks like Google is rolling out free IMAP service on select GMAIL accounts. One one of my gmail accounts, IMAP is now available in addition to POP in the settings for the account. I checked several of my other accounts, but it appears that only one of them has this new feature available. I can't find any information on this anywhere else after a few brief search engine queries, so I figured I'd share this great news with other \.ers. How long until Google rolls out free IMAP to all Gmail accounts?"