Mail App pulling all emails..

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by technickal, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. technickal macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2008
    Hi all! I'm in need of some help.

    My uncle just got a new Macbook Pro and I'm helping him set up his emails in his Mail app in Mountain Lion.

    However, it's pulling allllll of his emails (some way back from 2009).
    I'm assuming this is over kill, and redundant.

    Is there anyway to make it start off with downloading/pulling just the new emails he gets, or a lower number? Thanks!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Normally... no. It will pull in whatever is on the server.

    What provider is he using for email? With some like GMail you can login to the server and limit this.
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Definitely post the type of email account as that can affect the options available. If the old mail isn't needed then why isn't it deleted?

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