Mail app persistent downloading of old messages

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by zefff, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. zefff macrumors newbie

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    #1
    What, if any, is the least invasive way of preventing Mail (on MBPr) from automatically downloading thousands of read/old emails (gmail messages)?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Go to gmail.com and in your settings there look for the IMAP tab. Make sure you have enabled IMAP and used Gmails provided settings for configuring Apple Mail.

    Then in that same IMAP settings section on gmail.com use the dropdown at the bottom of my screenshot to limit the amount of IMAP messages synced.

    Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 7.44.03 AM.png
     
  4. zefff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes.
     
  5. zefff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. My settings look the same as yours apart from the auto expunge being on.
     

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