Apparently my brother’s Razr MAXX (through Verizon) had a major Android OS update pushed out to it yesterday or something, and as a result he had to re-set up his email accounts (a managed-by-Gmail account and a vanilla one). Anyway, he sets it up and suddenly it starts downloading messages from 3 years back!? WTF?
I told him there has to be a setting on there that makes the phone start with the most recent emails first (I can’t believe it’s not the default). He and I looked through all the settings we could find and there just isn’t any such setting. What’s up with that? On iOS devices the default is something like the 50 most recent email headers. The best we could do was to set up his POP on his account to only push out messages arriving “from now on” but that’s hardly satisfactory.
What are we missing?