I have setup POP access to Gmail using Thunderbird. At first, it only downloaded about 350 messages all from 2007. Then I switched my Gmail POP settings (inside Gmail) to include 'all mail ever' and also set the username (inside Thunderbird) to "recent:firstname.lastname@example.org" which was supposed to give access to the rest of my e-mail. It downloaded about 350 more e-mails all recent and from 2011.
However, I can't seem to figure out a way to get this thing to download ALL of my archived e-mails as well, from between 2007 and today... (or even before 2007, I am not sure why it started at 2007 initially but I know there are older e-mails than the oldest that was already downloaded).
How can I get this thing to download ALL of my e-mails (with attachments), past and present, including archived ones?