I am currently set up with Gmail, and I have the info all punched in and everything.
1) Gmail says it requires SSL. Does WP use SSL to check the account? (I've asked about it on the IRC chan, and one guy said it works fine with Gmail, so I'm not too worried about this one.)
2) How often does WP check my account for new emails to post up to the blog? I've asked about this one on the IRC chan, and I've heard the word "cronjob" thrown around, but I don't know how to set one up. I don't have root access to my hoster, but I can SSH into it. It is a Linux box. I'd like to avoid doing this though, and I'm wondering if there is a default setting to check.
Thanks for all the help.