Ok, I haven’t posted anything in a while, but this is exciting (to me, at least). It looks like Gmail is going to support access through IMAP!
Basically, that means you’ll be able to work with your Gmail account from an email client (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.) better than you can today. Instead of just downloading messages from Gmail into your client, it will sync two ways.
I’m interested to see the details on how they handle IMAP folders using the Gmail labels.