Days to Sync in Mail (OS X)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by markls, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. markls macrumors newbie

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    I want to sync my hotmail and gmail, but the MAIL app tried to download everything (>3GB). How can I set the time to sync, e.g., 30 days to sync?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't know about Hotmail, but with GMail you can go to your settings at gmail.com and in the IMAP section limit folders to a certain amount of messages.

    Also, go to the labels tab and turn off sync of the IMAP All Mail folder as this is a duplicate of all the other folder in GMail and results in double the download for each message.


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  3. markls thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks! will it delete any old emails on the server since it sets a limit?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nope... everything will still be on gmail.com, they just won't get downloaded to Mail on OS X. The limit just applies to IMAP clients.
     

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