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Thunderbird is downloading ALL messages (32,000+)

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I am running Thunderbird 78.7.0 (32-bit). I use filters extensively. At month-end I use filters to clean up my folders. Sometime after running clean-up in February, Thunderbird decided to download EVERYTHING in my gmail inbox - apparently over 32,000 emails. From what I can see at this point - it still has over 28,000 to go - many are empty. I'm sure all are duplicates of emails that have long been deleted! Any idea what to do to get it to stop? I'm pretty sure what is going on is a total waste!

Thanks!

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OK, it appears that moving to Thunderbird 64-bit did indeed fix the problem. It took some cleanup work, but things seem to have stabilized and I can see that the global SQL database has increased in size beyond 1.6 GB.

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Since posting this message yesterday afternoon, Thunderbird has worked it's way down from 32,000+ messages to 24,000+ messages overnight! Looks like it will take quite a while to complete this process! Sure would like some help here!

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OK, I suspected that my global SQL database was getting too large for 32-bit applications, so I upgraded to Thunderbird 64-bit 78.7.1 (64-bit). I'll see if this doesn't eventually correct the problem.

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OK, it appears that moving to Thunderbird 64-bit did indeed fix the problem. It took some cleanup work, but things seem to have stabilized and I can see that the global SQL database has increased in size beyond 1.6 GB.

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