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I'm trying the Window Live Mail client. Simple and beautiful. However I'm used to an IMAP client that only downloads headers. Windows Live Mail automatically creates a list of tasks to download all messages from all directories when closing the client. Is it possible to avoid this?

It's good because I can work offline and have a backup, but it takes extremely long to perform. With a hundred thousand emails, this task can take a whole day to perform. What should I look for in the settings?

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I finally found something.

Right-click an IMAP folder than you can select the synchronization option, unfortunately this has to be done for each folder. By default the sync is set to download the messages, you can choose between new messages only, headers only, or no synchronization at all. It's not great but there is the option.

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