Ubuntu – How to prevent Thunderbird to download all emails after fresh install


I have installed Thunderbird on my Ubuntu machine and connected my gmail account and Thunderbird started to download all my emails (2353 emails)

How to prevent this from happening. I don't want to download all my mails.
10 or 20 last mails is more than enough!

Is there some option to change this?

Best Answer

Never used it but try this settings:

  1. Open thunderbird
  2. Click on the email account you wish to limit synchronization
  3. Select View Settings for this account under Account section
  4. InSynchronization & Storage look at Disk Space and select Synchronize the most recent. Choose a number of days.

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