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 ?
Check your POP settings (
Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP).
Check that the option for all mail is selected.
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
recent:firstname.lastname@example.org as the username in Tools → Account Settings → Server Settings.