Originally Posted by thomsbrain
Gmail only polls each POP account every now and then. Sometimes, yes, it can be several hours between polling. Other times it seems to wait only a few minutes. At least on their regular HTTP site, you can manually force a POP check to any given account at any point, like if you know you have an email coming.
On the Blackberry application, I'm not sure if there is a way to force a check like that. You kind of just have to wait around, and when Gmail checks your account, it will download the message.
Instead of having gmail check your POP account, why not just forward a copy of all your emails to gmail from your POP account. That way, gmail receives it within seconds of your POP account and will push it to your BB, again, in seconds.