Particular folders won't synchronize individually

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Paul Boschen, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Paul Boschen

    Paul Boschen Guest

    I have over 3,500 folders on my IMAP work account, which I can access on my
    home PC through WLMD. I want to download my messages (several thousand) from
    only my several dozen personal folders and a few work folders. When I
    highlight the first folder I want, then choose Tools > Synchronize Folder
    from the menu, nothing happens, despite having right-clicked and selected
    Synchronization Settings > All Messages on the folders I want. It doesn't
    attempt to try to download anything.

    When I choose Tools > Synchronize All, WLMD proceeds to attempt to download
    every message from every folder. This will take nothing short of several days
    to do. I don't want all the tens of thousands of emails from work on my home
    PC, just the personal emails I have collected. Needless to say, going through
    3,500 folders manually, and right clicking and selecting Synchronization
    Settings > Don't Synchronize on all these folders isn't possible either.

    How can I tell WLMD to download all emails from particular folders?!
    Paul Boschen, Jul 24, 2009
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  2. Paul Boschen

    Ildhund Guest

    If you right-click on the account in the Folder pane and select IMAP
    folders, you can specify which folders to show. On the IMAP tab of
    the account's Properties sheet, you can select not to 'Check for new
    messages in all folders'.

    These may be the settings you need, but my only IMAP account is a
    Gmail one, and they work a bit differently from all other IMAP
    Ildhund, Jul 25, 2009
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  3. You can right-click on each IMAP folder and opt out from synchronizing it,
    but it would be tedious to do for 3500 folders.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 25, 2009
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