Problem with Windows Mail


#1

Hello there,

I've recently started using Windows Mail that came preinstalled with my copy of Vista. I set it up using Gmail's pop 3 for my gmail account. now i can connect and download files easily and i think i'll be able to send emails successfuly alos caz the configuration is allright.

The only problem is, my inbox has like 200-300 MBs of emails (+attachments), since i've got a slow connection and i cant just leave it connected for Hours to download all the mails at once (caz this vPTCL sh1t costs 7+ rs/hour), so i decided to download the olders mails in chunks (i dont need the older mails i just want the new ones but i dont know how to get those only, so for now i let it download all the mails the prog wishes) ...

the problem is, say i have 500 emails in my inbox, and windows mail has downloaded about the first 100 of them (in oldest to newest order), then if i disconnect and at some later stage, connect internet and then go to TOOLS > receive all, it'll download starting DOWNLOADING ALL THE MAILS FROM start, and the windows mail window now has multiple copies of all the older mails. i want this thing to resume downloading from where it stopped earleir, or to download the mails that aren't already downloaded, how can i achieve this?

help plz.


#2

Use the IMAP protocol instead of POP3. Downloading all these emails when you don't need them all is infeasible.


#3

Windows mail will download email headers only when using IMAP instead of POP3 (where it downloads all mails completely).


#4

Try this. Go into your gmail account and go into settings. There select "Forwarding and POP/IMAP." tab.

In this tab select "Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on" in the "POP Download" box.

Hopefully this should solve your problem for now.


#5

even if use IMAP, wont the header for each mail will be downloaded everytime i turn on windows. or will be problem go away? i am currently tinkering with IMAP settings so will post if i succeed.


#6

UPDATE: just tried to receive mails again, after last time when i enabled imap. i am getting multiple copies of already downloaded emails again, even with IMAP ... what can i do? i dont want to set some option that'll delete the emails from my online inbox when i download those onto my pc. any suggestions, guys?