Sorry if you were offended, I meant no slight. I went back and reread your previous post, and followed your directions starting with paragraph 2. For the record, let me state that in two seconds I began being deluged with 804 messages from Gmail mailbox to my Mail.app INBOX.mbox. Thank you for your help.<br><br>On the chance you might have a fix for my original problem, I tempted to press my luck and ask if you have a clue why Mail.app is so touchy about downloading my messages from Gmail's POP server in the first place. It would be so seamless if I didn't have to do it manually in 800 message blocks.<br><br>