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Gmail "Get mail from other accounts" errors pop to exchange server

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I have an exchange server, Exchange 2003 Standard SP2, and a gmail account.

I was hoping to migrate my mail from the exchange mailbox to the gmail account.

I set up the Get mail from other accounts successfully.

For the first few minutes mail transferred successfully.

But then it started failing with the error


Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 9:19 AM  Error: Server is temporarily unavailable.
Server returned error "Error in RETR command: The requested message is no longer available; it may ..."  
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 9:17 AM  199 mails fetched.  9881 mails remaining.  
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 9:17 AM  Error: Server is temporarily unavailable.
Server returned error "Error in RETR command: Received an empty line"  
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 9:15 AM  200 mails fetched.  10080 mails remaining.  
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 9:14 AM  200 mails fetched.  10280 mails remaining.

The successes happen each time I click the "Edit Info" button then Save Changes without actually making any changes.

Then it goes back to failing.

I am wondering if there are any POP3 settings on the exchange server that could be optimized to help gmail's script succeed more consistently.
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No, the GMAIL utility will download POP/IMAP emails in batches.  So if you have it downloading a 4GB Exchange mailbox, you're going to be there a LOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGG time.  But it'll do it eventually.  

Alternatively, if you want to speed it up a little, at the cost of sitting there watching something mind-numbingly boring, you can go into the GMail interface Settings > Accounts and clicking "check mail now" every two minutes.
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