OK blogging by email is now working. I had problems making it work with
gmail apps based accounts since they don’t support non-ssl POP access..
but managed to get it working using some postings by other bloggers.
This was the posting that provided the answers that worked for me
Rather then using wp-cron to check for email, I’ve decided to use the
systems cron process. Less load on the server I think.
Thanks very much.