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Timothy Hare

Gmail throttled & no synchronization back to Gmail server

Reported by Timothy Hare | March 13th, 2019 @ 07:03 PM

I have allowed Mailmate to run with Gmail connected and throttled. There is no change. Nothing has been synchronized other than the Inbox and the Inbox only receives messages. No deletions, archiving, or folder moves are synchronized to the Gmail online.

  1. I started with a clean install of Mailmate.
  2. I added my gmail account (recently backed up and then reduced to around 8000 messages.
  3. It said throttled within seconds of starting.
  4. I turned on All messages and after an hour nothing has synchronized (zero messages in any folder other than Inbox)
  5. Only Inbox has synchronized. New messages are received and replies are sent, but deletes and archiving is not synchronized back to Gmail.

My system: MailMate/5594 iMac12,2/x86_64/8/10.13.6

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  • Timothy Hare
  • Timothy Hare

    Timothy Hare March 15th, 2019 @ 02:16 PM

    For the first time in weeks Gmail was not labeled as throttled. I systematically brought SPam and sent mail online. Each folder filled up with contents from the server. I brought All Messages online and some messages started appearing, but after a few minutes the throttled label returned and gmail stopped functioning through Mailmate. I have around 10,000 messages in Gmail. Apparently Mailmate just dives in and creates too many connections to Gmail and drives gmail to throttle it. The activity log through this is available here: https://d.pr/f/ovTYE8

    Other email clients do not seem to have this problem. I opened Apple Mail and it updated and is not throttled.

  • benny

    benny March 15th, 2019 @ 05:07 PM

    Apple Mail likely ignores the THROTTLED flag and since it doesn't need to do a lot (already being synchronized) then it's not a problem. But I'm not stating that MailMate doesn't do something which makes it more likely to trigger the THROTTLED state.

    The logs show expected behavior. It appears MailMate fetched ~5000 emails from “All Mail” before returning to the throttled state. (With regard to bandwidth, the size of the messages is likely more important than the number of messages.)

    The bandwidth limits are described here.

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