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Download Old Messages - Airmail for macOS

This feature allows you to choose the time period, which you want to download the messages from server.

Download Old Messages in Airmail is a feature that allows you to determine the volume of messages in
relation to the time period that you want to keep in Airmail. This option is useful if you want to save the disk
space and do not want the complete database to be downloaded locally from the servers.

To find this option, go to 'Airmail Preferences > [Account] > More' and here you will be able to choose the
option in 'Download Old Messages'. Please refer to the picture below:

Once you choose the limit from the available options, proceed on to rebuild the account database by
selecting the option for 'Clean Messages Cache'. In the example, the value for the 'Download Old
Messages' is set to '1 Month' and then follow as shown in the picture below:

Please note: Airmail will add the new emails to this newly cleaned database. For example in the case
above the database will be '1 month + The new mails'

Also, this feature is not available for Exchange and POP accounts.

Updated on: 01/12/2019

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