Mail App Help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by littlestephen, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    Hi everyone,

    I'm very new to the Mountain Lion Mail App.

    I just added two of my emails to the app. Unfortunately, both email accounts have thousands of email from past years. Whenever I add these email accounts to the app, it will start syncing from the beginning.

    I found that very annoying as I don't really read those old emails. Is there an option that I can set so that the Mail app will only "sync" emails that are 1 week or 1 month old? (just like the iPhone one)

    Thank-you so much!!
  2. macrumors 603


    As far as I know,no you can't.
    Do you need those old messages, if not you could go to the email web mail and delete them from there, that is if you want that.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    Thanks for your reply, I need some of the mails but I guess it is time for me to do some "clean up" for the ones I really don't need. Thanks again!:D
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2012
    B'more or Less
    In Gmail's Webmail Settings, under Forwarding and POP/IMAP there is a toggle for "enable mail that arrives from now on" or something similar to that.

    ----Oops, that is for POP only apparently. Although you can use filtering.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Apr 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    In Gmail (in the web interface) you can limit how many messages are synced. I think the minimum is 500 but I'm not sure. Plus remember that only the headers and subject/sender are downloaded. The rest of the email is downloaded when you open the message to read.

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