Apple Mail - Number of messages to display

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by XjeffX, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. XjeffX macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2004
    Is there anyway to control how many messages my inbox will display in Apple Mail? I'm using IMAP with Gmail and have three accounts set up. My main one has 20,000 messages from the past several years. I'd like it to simply display the last 200 messages (read or not) from my inbox in Gmail. Similar to the iPhone (displays 25, I've up'd it to 50)?

    Thanks for any help
  2. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816


    Nov 18, 2007
    I don't know of a way to limit the messages. However, you could archive all of the messages (or move them to "All mail") and then only keep the new messages in your inbox. Your old messages will still be searchable and immediately available by going to the All mail folder.
  3. axPoindexter macrumors newbie


    May 31, 2009
    You could create a smart mailbox that shows messages since a certain date.

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