I have a Macbook pro. I had to do a system restore on my computer. For some reason the Mail application is making me set up my mail all over again. I use gmail. When I open the Mail application, a window comes up that says: "Mail needs to import your messages. This might take a few minutes. You won't be able to use Mail until the import is finished" So I hit import. A few minutes? Try 500 hours! That's what the Mail application says when I hit import. There are only two options that it gives me: there is a button to import the messages and a button to cancel and that's it. What if I don't want to import all those messages? The problem is, it says I have 9,000 messages to import from gmail according to the Mail application.That couldn't be right could it? 500 hours is just ridiculously long, there's no way i could download all that. It would take FOREVER. Is there any way to access my mail without having to import all the messages? How come all my other computer settings/apps stayed the same except for the Mail application when I did the system restore? ps- did I post this in the right forum? What is the difference between a thread and a post?