Can I control the first-time download of webmail messages?

Before I download the program and proceed, I have a question: I have thousands of e-mails in my Gmail account. I know that when we install a new e-mail program, it usually downloads all our messages from our webmail. I don’t want to download everything, that would be MASSIVE and take all day!

Is there any way to control what gets downloaded? For example, maybe just the e-mails but not the attachments? Or, if I archive my e-mails in Gmail, will that prevent eM5 from downloading everything onto my computer?
Thanks! :slight_smile:

If you use IMAP protocol, eM Client downloads only headers of the messages. Everything else is downloaded after you click on a message to display its content.