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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.

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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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