Ubuntu – How to download only recent mails in Thunderbird

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I have an account at Hotmail and I have lots of mails there. (more than 10000)
I don't want Thunderbird to download them all, also because I have really slow connection.

Is there a way to make Thunderbird download only mails more recent than, for example, 10days ago?

Best Answer

In the "Tools -> Account Settings", there's a setting in "Synchronization and Storage" to only synchronize the newest mail by days, weeks, months, size... This might be what you are looking for.