I have recently started using mutt to access my gmail via POP3. I followed the awesome setup by Andrew: http://www.andrews-corner.org/mutt.html
However, I had to hit
I to make mutt fetch the email, Here is a crontab entry I setup to automatically retreive the email every minute.
* * * * * /bin/bash -l -c '/usr/bin/fetchmail -v >> /home/minhajuddin/log/fetchmail.log 2>&1'