Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2011 9:24 AM (in response to cjsomar84)I think it's a symptom of gmails weird system of keeping all emails in the inbox, something that doesn't work very well if you access it via IMAP. Try moving all the older emails into a folder, assuming gmail lets you do such a thing. I don't mean tagging them by the way.2.26GHz 13" MacBook Pro and Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to cjsomar84)I just discovered that you can have advanced controls of your Gmail IMAP account that will reflect in Apple Mail.
- Log in to your Gmail via a browser and using Google gmail. You can actually Google "Google gmail" and use that link.
- Go to Settings / then LABS and Enable "Advanced IMAP controls".
- Go to FORWARDING AND POP/IMAP and go to "Folder Size Limits'
I hope this helps.Mac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2011 6:08 AM (in response to SilverCloud)Tried this and it worked - thanks for the tip! I also found out that Thunderbird has native support for this type of thing, but I prefer Mail's UI so I'll go back to using it now.
Thanks!MacBook Air 13.3", Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 9:55 AM (in response to SilverCloud)
Cheers Silvercloud, just got an iMac and set up my Gmail account and ended up with 30,000 messages in my inbox, lol
Great tip, was looking in Mail to sort it, didn't think about looking in the Gmail native settings.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to SilverCloud)
THANK YOU, This did the trick - and now it's no longer under Labs, but right there in the Forwarding POP and IMAP tab under the IMAP settings.
Gmail > Settings (gear icon on the right) > Forwarding POP/IMAP tab > IMAP Access > Folder Size Limits > Limit IMAP folders to contain no more than this many messages XXXX messages