Mail trys to download all imap Gmail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by parisv, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. parisv macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2008
    I'm trying to setup leopards mail client to use with Gmail.

    I want to use imap, the only problem is, I haven't deleted any email and i have about 4000 emails in my inbox. So Mail try's to download it all once it's setup.

    Is there anyway to get it to only download the last 100 emails or so sort of like how the iphone does??

  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    I think the only way to limit it to the most current messages would be to set it up as a POP account. In Gmail's settings page (on the actual Gmail website, it won't be in the's preferences), you can enable POP for all messages or anything from today's date/time forward. I don't believe there is a similar option for IMAP.
  3. BaldiMac macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    You could move old messages out of your Inbox and set Gmail to only display the Inbox in IMAP clients.
  4. parisv thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2008
    yeah i thought about enabling pop from now on but i haven't got much space on my hard disk and don't want to have always delete mail.

    I just thought if i could get the mail client working like the iphone mail client does that would be handy!

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