I'm downloading my email to a private Gmail account, from another POP3 server (SmarterMail Server 4.3). In Gmail I'm getting the error:

Error: Too many messages to download.
Server returned error "There are too many messages on the other server. Please delete some mail from..."

So I can reduce the number of emails, but I don't know what maximum count I'm trying to hit.

Also using google on the error message only returns a few results from google sites, but non refer to an email count that would cause this error to start showing.


Ok I've now systematically reduced the email in the Inbox folder of this server using it's webmail interface.

The magic number I needed to hit was 100,000 emails. Having more than this amount of email on the server, caused the error in Gmail.

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