So, last night I was reading "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow (great book, by the way) and the main character mentions that he has his email set up like so: "I didn't keep any email on my server. I downloaded it all and kept it on my laptop at home, which downloaded and deleted my mail from the server every sixty seconds." I'd like to get my Gmail account set up like this. I've tried to figure out how to do it on my own using Thunderbird, but I haven't gotten anywhere. Any help is appreciated; thanks in advance!