#3140 new
John Girard

Gmail "All Mail" folder (near) continuous syncing

Reported by John Girard | October 19th, 2022 @ 07:33 PM

I recently had to readd a gmail account, and it took about a day to sync all email (slow connection + 600k messages).

I added the All Mail folder as a subscription because I want to be able to filter for flags that are NOT in the inbox, and this seemed like the only way to do so.

Now, the All Mail folder is syncing near continuously. It will occasionally "finish" for a few minutes and then start up again.. I did change sync schedule for it to hourly, but not really sure why it's taking so long to sync - would have assumed that it only checks for differences once the full download is done, and those aren't substantial hour by hour.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • John Girard

    John Girard October 19th, 2022 @ 11:42 PM

    Having read through the gmail connection instructions it appears that (client side) subscription to All Mail IS supported, so not clear what the issue might be.

    I have also played with changing the sync schedule from connected to 1 hour, and seem to have same issue.

    Activity viewer shows (not surprisingly) massive fetch activity.

    As a guess: seems like every time it syncs, it's pulling every single message ID and comparing to local database? Is that possible and if so is that the intended behavior?

  • John Girard

    John Girard October 22nd, 2022 @ 04:24 PM

    Checking the activity viewer, it seems this might be the issue?

    16:21:13 Condstore-based check (83048899 > 83048632) means fast synchronization is disabled

    Guessing that that means the sync goes to full, which shows a couple of lines later

    16:21:13 Performing full synchronization.

    Is that the correct interpretation? And is there a way to fix this so that it doesn't sync 600k messages every time I open mailmate?

Please Sign in or create a free account to add a new ticket.

With your very own profile, you can contribute to projects, track your activity, watch tickets, receive and update tickets through your email and much more.

New-ticket Create new ticket

Create your profile

Help contribute to this project by taking a few moments to create your personal profile. Create your profile ยป

Mac OS X email client.

Shared Ticket Bins

People watching this ticket