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Downloading Only Some Messages from Gmail. Possible?
August 2, 2010 10:29 PM   Subscribe

Is there a way to download one folder of mail from gmail to an outside client, say apple mall, without downloading all the messages I have in gmail?

I know I could forward the messages, but there are thirty of them, and that would be annoying.
posted by tejolote to Technology (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
If you use IMAP (list of supported IMAP clients) instead of POP then the client doesn't have to download all the messages. You should see your folder structure in the client, at which point you can select everything in the desired folder and copy them to a local folder which should then cause them to be actually downloaded.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:01 PM on August 2, 2010


Excellent question.

Are you referring to mail on a mac or iPad/iPod/iPhone?

The latter option has an "exchange" option when you are doing your mail settings ( don't choose google).

Thwt gives you push capabilities (bad ass with gmail), and you can select the "folders" you want to sync.

Here is what you want:

http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138740
posted by hal_c_on at 11:27 PM on August 2, 2010


Rhomboid, that's exactly what I need. You rock.

Hal_c_on, I was referring to the Apple Mail client (which is loathsome, but I haven't found anything less loathsome for macs), but that's an interesting tidbit for my iphone. Thank you!
posted by tejolote at 11:59 PM on August 2, 2010


Oh man, this is not working well. It did show in Apple Mail messages from March, up until last night, but not all my messages. Missing also are the messages I actually wanted to download into a folder on my harddrive. I can't discern any pattern to what's missing. (Minor bitch, Apple Mail is has a shittastic junk filter and I can't seem to turn it off for just gmail).

"Synch" account (through right-clicking the newly created account) produces...no result at all. "Get mail" produces an action...it is clearly trying to get mail for the gmail account, but stops at email I received last night. Nothing from today.
posted by tejolote at 1:09 AM on August 3, 2010


tejolote: "Rhomboid, that's exactly what I need. You rock.

Hal_c_on, I was referring to the Apple Mail client (which is loathsome, but I haven't found anything less loathsome for macs)
"

Have you tried Thunderbird?
posted by turkeyphant at 5:29 AM on August 3, 2010


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