I discovered that this works, thanks so much.
ssl://pop.gmail.com as your server address thanks so much.
However I am trying to add the code that automatically downloads from gmail to the WP, instead of doing it manually. Here are the instructions for it:
An alternative to manual browser activation is to add the following iframe code to the footer of your blog:
<iframe src="http://yourblogdomain/wordpressinstalldir/wp-mail.php" name="mailiframe" width="0" height="0" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title=""></iframe>
Edit the above line of code so that it refers to the location of your wp-mail.php file. Add this line of code to the footer.php file in the directory for whatever theme you are using (don't include it within an HTML paragraph).
FOOTER: The following is my footer and I dont know where to put the code. I tried it at the very top and the very bottom. It does not seem to work. I did change the url to the correct domain and directory.
</div> <!-- wrapper -->
">Entries (RSS) and ">Comments (RSS). Valid <abbr title="eXtensible HyperText Markup Language">XHTML</abbr> and <abbr title="Cascading Style Sheets">CSS</abbr>.
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<?php wp_footer(); ?>
</div> <!-- page -->