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How do I imit messages in iOS Mail?


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Limit messages in iOS Mail

The Mail app used to allow the user to configure how many messages should be downloaded and retained, when using an IMAP server.

Based on the setting, only the last N messages would be kept. This designed persisted till iOS 6. In iOS 7 and later, the setting has been removed and the Mail app now downloads and retains an arbitrary number of messages.

Are there any alternatives to Apple's Mail app that allow the number of downloaded messages to be limited?


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Oct 3, 2010
Re: Limit messages in iOS Mail

Are you asking for a phone or a Mac?

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