Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How do I stop Thunderbird mail from truncating all my incoming mail?

share|improve this question
What email provider are you using? Thunderbird hasn't troubled me once. – Blender Mar 1 '12 at 3:57

This may be happening if you have enabled "To save disk space do not download". If so, disable it.

Thunderbird -> Tools -> Account settings -> go to the particular account (if you have more than one) -> Disk Space -> look at the right panel if there is a checkmark below "To save disk space, do not download" (in front of "Messages larger than...")

On Mac: Thunderbird -> Edit -> Properties ....

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.