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I have an account at Hotmail and I have lots of mails there. (more than 10000) I don't want Thunderbird to download them all, also because I have really slow connection.

Is there a way to make Thunderbird download only mails more recent than, for example, 10days ago?

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In the "Account Settings", there's a setting in "Synchronization and Storage" to only synchronize the newest mail by days, weeks, months,... This might be what you are looking for.

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Where is this option in the current build, v. 38? – Adam_G Aug 1 '15 at 15:16

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