Goggle reaches out, doing what Hotmail only dreamed of doing:

Get mail 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 [POP3] email accounts and have them all in Gmail....

This feature is currently only enabled for a limited number of users. We're working on making it more available soon. Look for it in the 'Accounts' tab in Settings.

Please, allow us to perform non-specific data mining on your lives, reaping every last penny from those personal emails you labor over every day. Now, you don't even need to leave your last mail provider! Give us more information about you, so that we can make more money off of our ads. That's right, for the low, low price of handing over your individualized information, we'll give you an awesome online email handler!!1!.

The problem is that the online email handler really is nice. *sigh*