Why is it taking so long to synchronise Gmail messages?

It is taking many many hours to synchronise Gmail (mailbox size around 2gb). Settings are for offline use, including attachments & images. Why so long when I have a high speed broadband connection? And is there a way of telling how far it has got, and how far to go before its finished?


Gmail (and not only) has limitations on amount on synchronized data over some time period, also it never sends data at maximum speed of your internet connection.

for example I have 100Mbit synchronous connection at home, but (yes it is not Gmail but it is same case) my Outlook takes about 2 days to synchronize all my emails from server to PC.

I hope you understand this.

with regards