Gmail: Searching for older emails in 3rd party apps

Gmail: Searching for older emails in 3rd party apps

Every once in awhile while searching for mail in Airmail on iOS and OSX I never could find older emails. I found this very frustrating and would often switch to the Gmail client to search for older emails…until today. I happened upon a Gmail setting under Forwarding and Pop/IMAP on folder size limits. It was limiting IMAP folder syncing to 1,000 emails. In short, it was only syncing a total of 1,000 emails to my iOS and Mac email app. When I switched this to do not limit the number of messages in an IMAP folder (default) it started syncing all of my email. I see that this is supposed to be the default but not sure why it was turned off. Switching this I can now sync all my email.

Brian Renshaw is pursing a Masters of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, North American Patristics Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature. His research interests range from the Gospels, Catholic Epistles, history of interpretation, theological interpretation of Scripture, and discourse grammar. Regarding his involvement with the Center for Ancient Christian Studies, Brian serves as Director of Digital Production and is also on the editorial staff. Currently, he attends Sojourn East with his wife, Jen Renshaw. You can follow him on Twitter @renshaw330, he blogs at his personal website.