For those of you [Gmail users] still suffering from the great Earlham mail forwarding fail of 2009, there is a workaround: Gmail can retrieve mail just as Outlook or other email applications would.
Just go to Settings, under the Accounts tab, and click "Add a mail account you own" in the "Get mail from other accounts" section. Enter your email address and the other info it asks for, and use the dropdown menu to change the POP server from "mailer.earlham.edu" to "pop.earlham.edu". Port 110 worked for me.
Hope some of you out there can use this info.