[Imaplib2-devel] Gmail: downloading the rest of the mails
lists+offimap at protozoic.com
Mon Oct 10 14:31:25 BST 2011
On Oct 10, 2011 at 01:16 PM +0200, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
>OK, thanks for that recommendation. We'll try to do that then. I would
>be very surprised if Gmail dropped the connection every 100 messages,
>but then we have seen weirder things.
I'm sure this is already common knowledge, but yeah, gmail does throttle
connections. I'm currently trying to backup a gmail account with
getmail via IMAP. After the first day, where I was able to download
several thousand messages, I'm now limited to about 10 messages per
connection. I was hoping that waiting a couple days to a week would
reset the throttle, but it doesn't seem to.
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