Q. When using a POP/IMAP Mail client, what protocol should be used in the configuration?
Although it is a user's preference, Google prefers mail clients be configured with an IMAP protocol.
Q. Can I still use Outlook/Entourage/Thunderbird/ Mac Mail (or
other clients) with GAE?
Yes, you can set up your client with an IMAP or POP connection. A brief
description of the difference between POP and IMAP is available here.
Basically IMAP is a two-way connection with the mail server and POP is a one
way download of mail from the server. Instructions for setting up your client
to use IMAP are available here.
Instructions for setting up your client to use a POP connection are available
Q. Do we know if
Google calendars populate POP mail calendars?
Google is capable of syncing with other applications. Information can be found under calendar
help – access options – sync.