Mozilla Thunderbird "Get Mail" doesn't get all the mail from the beginning

by James C   Last Updated November 15, 2017 22:03 PM

I have installed Mozilla Thunderbird, now it updated to version 24.5.0 .

I am trying to download all the emails from my Gmail account to Thunderbird. The problem is that only emails from 8 August 2013 are being downloaded, whereas my actual first emails date to 17 October 2011.

How can I download the remaining ( older ) emails too ?

Answers 2

Check your POP settings (Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP).

POP settings

Check that the option for all mail is selected.

May 15, 2014 02:05 AM

If you're using the same Gmail POP account with multiple email clients you need to enable recent mode in order to let each email client access all of the messages in that account. You can do that by replacing with as the username in ToolsAccount SettingsServer Settings.

February 27, 2015 00:50 AM

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