[Imaplib2-devel] Gmail: downloading the rest of the mails

Tim Gray 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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