Thunderbird not downloading all emails

So I've got Tbird configured so that it downloads all new email from my Gmail account onto my Macbook. It was downloading all new mail until about 2 days ago, when it started only downloading 7 or 8 new emails at a time. In order to download another few emails I need to click send/receive again.

This wouldn't be a problem if I only receive 7 or 8 emails in a day, but since I receive (literally) hundreds every day it's a big time waster. I've googled the problem but can't find anything, and I can't seem to find the relevant setting in Tbird. Any ideas!

geek_bouncingzombies, Aug 27, 9:23 pm

Google makes POP3 messages available in batches if there's a lot of them, and there can be odd interactions if you also have "leave email on server" checked in Thunderbird. Check https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py!answer=13291

geek_drsr, Aug 28, 11:13 pm