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email POP3 : how to limit number of messages in inbox ? [answered]

asked 2013-12-31 16:24:19 +0300

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updated 2014-01-07 13:35:50 +0300

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I have thousands of messages in my Yahoo mailbox and apparently the Jolla email application has downloaded all those emails.

Is it possible to limit the number of emails in the inbox in the Jolla email application ?

Thanks and regards Emmanuel

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Can you clarify how you connected to your Yahoo account? IMAP4 or POP? I use IMAP4 and it hasn't downloaded everything. I have options to download more if I want.

gabriel ( 2013-12-31 16:29:02 +0300 )edit

Hi Gabriel, I used POP, will try to switch to IMAP4 Thanks Emmanuel

EmmanuelM ( 2013-12-31 16:59:45 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-31 17:52:38 +0300

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Yes it works with IMAP4, using POP my device had downloaded 8200 emails from my Yahoo account !!

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ok, I suggest you change the title of the question to include POP as this can well be a feature request.

gabriel ( 2013-12-31 17:55:56 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-07 13:35:28 +0300

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This is standard behaviour for POP accounts. There's already a feature request to improve this, however will be against standard behaviour described by the protocol: https://together.jolla.com/question/7835/have-a-retrieve-only-last-x-days-limiter-for-pop3-type-accounts/

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