IMAP and Apple Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jasonbot, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

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    I am ahving a problem with IMAP in mail. First of All I've been using POP since forever now but today decided to switch to IMAP upon advice from someone. only problem is that Apple mail is now downloading every single one of my emails and I can only imagine how much bandwidth this is using. Is there a solution for this?

    Oh and I'm using Gmail.
     
  2. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably trying to cache them. I wouldn't worry, it should happen only once.
     
  3. sal macrumors 6502

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    this only does it the first time you connect.
     
  4. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it just downloads the headers right? Can I set mail to download entire messages? Or is it once a new message is received it is saved completely and not just cached.
     
  5. Mr.Texor macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure if this is exactly what you want, but.. on the account preferance tab, select the imap server you want to change the behavior and...
    well, a picture is worth a 1000 words:

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