I have 398 messages in my inbox, but my application which is connecting to gmail's pop3 servers tells me that I have only 250. What's the problem?
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It seems to be a Gmail feature. Probably it comes from Gmail bandwith limits, which says:
Limit Per day Download via IMAP 2500 MB Download via POP 1250 MB Upload via IMAP 500 MB Reaching the limit triggers a safeguard that temporarily suspends the account.
There is not a word about limiting number of e-mails, but at least it contains a word "limit" :)
From this blog post dated back to 2009 we can see it worked like this long time ago:
I personally experienced limit of 250-500 emails per connection.