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I have 3Gb mails on Gmail. I used Microsoft Outlook 2007 for imap.

But the PST file is only 400MB. Isn't that supposed to be 3GB

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Email clients typically have settings that you can configure to keep attachments on the server until requested, download only headers until a message is being read, etc. You likely don't have Outlook set up to download the full contents of your mailbox right off the bat.

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thanks buddy i will change that –  Mirage Feb 4 '10 at 4:19

IMAP is intended to be a remote protocol. By default it leaves messages on the server and manages them there. There's options in Outlook to enable "offline" storage of email.

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