Can I get the email app to only download email headers -- and get bodies on demand? This is for an MS Exchange based email service. I have a Nexus One. The email app works fine, but the volume of email I get for work is huge and although I need to see all the subject lines, I rarely need to read the full email when I'm not at work. How can I get the email app to just download headers? Alternatively, is there another email app in the Market I could use for this?

I have Android version 2.2.1

  • Which mail app?, I assume it's GMail client because you are using a Nexus, but there are lots of mail clients for android.
    – Doliveras
    Commented Apr 21, 2011 at 8:21
  • No. The plain old Android email app.
    – user4482
    Commented Apr 21, 2011 at 13:44

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If I look at my settings for an Exchange server I have a 'Incoming size' under 'General settings' where I can specify 'Headers only'.

I am running Froyo 2.2.1 on Samsung Galaxy S.


You can use Touchdown ($20):


For the Email Download Size you can set No Body.

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