http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/70255

Get mail in Gmail from other Accounts

Posted Dec 9, 2006 by Chris V. Thangham

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/whatsnew_getmail.html

New feature in Gmail, get e-mails from other accounts.
Now Gmail can check for the mail you receive at your other email accounts. You can retrieve your mail (new and old) from up to five other email accounts and have them all in Gmail. Then you can even create a customized 'From:' address, which lets you send messages from Gmail, but have them look like they were sent from another one of your email accounts. Please note that you can only retrieve mail from accounts that have POP3 access enabled. Look for it in the 'Accounts' tab in Settings.
This is an excellent feature, now you can get e-mails from other e-mail accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo, etc., There is a limit of 5 e-mail accounts now. I checked my Gmail, it is not there yet, offered only for limited number of users, but I am sure it will be seen in all Gmail account soon.