I have a gmail account I have used for a while, so there are heaps of old messages in the all mail folder. I have been traveling a lot and trying to start using the folders on the server rather than how I used to - which is organize them locally ( I was using Thunderbird / POP config ). I tried IMAP on both Thunderbird and the Mail app and ran into the same problem. No matter what I do, I can't seem to stop it from downloading the entire contents of the All Mail folder. In thunderbird there was a way to uncheck the subcription to that folder but either it was a glitch or something funny would happen and I would uncheck it, then open that dialog up again and it would be checked. So I try the mail app and it did the same.. but even worse, somehow during this process my anti-virus caught a few virus downloads that were in attachments. As well, I couldn't find anywhere in the settings where I could unsubscribe/selectively avoid downloading that folder. Is there any way to get IMAP working with gmail and not have this 'all messages' landslide occur?