Email confusion - outlook only pulling down some emails

oldbugger

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Hi everyone,

first post here.

Recently I bought a new laptop for when i'm on holiday...so I configured my email account (IMAP) on that and when I download the emails only about 400 emails come through.

On my original PC there are thousands of emails (dating back to 2018).

Things I have tried.

  • Remove account and reconfigure email
  • Scan for malware etc
  • Disable A/V software temporarily.


So my confusion is why are only some of the emails coming through?

Thanks in advance
 

Couriant

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That will depend on how you set up the account on the original PC. Do you still have that machine?
 

Couriant

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Make sure that it's also set to IMAP. Also check your account online.

If I remember, I think it can only pull down x amount at a time.
 

oldbugger

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Make sure that it's also set to IMAP. Also check your account online.

If I remember, I think it can only pull down x amount at a time.
yep its definitely IMAP.

I wasn't aware that outlook only pulls down limited amount of emails...surely there is a setting that lets you change this ?

Thanks
 

Goddess-Bastet

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Usually an account is automatically set to only download X number of days, you would need to change the setting to All or Forever.
 

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