2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2010 3:40 PM by Ernie Stamper
Tux Kapono Level 1 (80 points)
I was fine with Gmail on Apple Mail on my Macbook Pro using POP, but in order to best sync with my newly acquired iPhone I changed it to IMAP. Now it's proceeding to download all 7000+ messages from by Gmail Inbox from 2007. Is there no way to limit Apple Mail to the most recent 30 days of Gmail?

My last resort would be to delete most of my messages in Gmail, but there's not even a filter for that, and I'd prefer not having to do so.

Message was edited by: Tux Kapono

Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Tux Kapono Level 1 (80 points)
    Ok, so the way to avoid this is to archive all those messages. I can't believe it took me this long to answer the question and that I had to solve it myself.
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 (37,545 points)
    This is not an Apple Mail problem, but the nature of IMAP, if in Mail Preferences/Accounts/Advanced you select to Keep copies of All messages, or Keep copies of All messages and their attachments for Offline viewing. Also, from your browser interface with Gmail you can choose to exclude the All Mail folder.