Gmail: downloading the rest of the mails

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at
Mon Oct 3 13:17:24 BST 2011

On Mon, 3 Oct 2011 16:07:50 +0700, Jean Jordaan <jean.jordaan at> wrote:
> I have a gmail account that I want to sync locally.
> The first 100 messages arrive fine. An hour or so later, I received
> another 100 messages. There are about 3000 messages.
> Will I get the whole lot eventually if I wait?

There is no reason why it should not work. Gmail is *theoretically* just
another IMAP server. It seems to be quite slow for you though. I get 3-4
messages per seconds.

Also check out for
the sectin Synchronization performance...

Of course, there is always the possibility that Gmail bandwidth limits
you if you leech...

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