I have a new laptop which I have downloaded Windows Live mail to. I am wanting to read my Virginmedia emails via Windows Live mail. How do I sort it so it only downloads New future emails? The last time I did this, it downloaded thousands of old email. I don't want this to happen again.
Interesting question thank you. There are a couple of different protocols we use to choose between for incoming mail.
POP3 - This will download all emails in the inbox that have arrived since you last used a client with POP3, as far as I am aware there is no way to stop this. However once that is done it will only download future messages.
IMAP - This will download all emails in the Inbox and sub folders recursive, it will then keep your client and webmail synchronised. I believe on some clients you can configure it to download headers only and then only the body of the email if you request it.