How can I configure eM so that it doesn’t automatically receive messages from gmail unless I specifically ask it to. I unclicked the two synchronize boxes and in the “send/receive” icon, I click “only receive” but it doesn’t make a difference.
The synchronize boxes work only for POP3 accounts (we are aware that it is a little bit confusing, we’ll be editing the descriptions so that it’s clear that it only works for POP3 accounts.) However you can change your GMail protocol to POP3 if you choose so and then the functionality should work as you want it to.
Hope that helps.