The Kindle Fire Email app only displays the last two days of mail? Find out here how to see and download more or all messages—in IMAP and in POP email accounts.

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To get even the last piece and particle of dirt out of your clothes, a washing machine not only throws and rubs clothes against each other, it importantly also throws soap at them. Inside the soap, we find what’s also in your digestive tract and in mine: enzymes.

These enzymes help break down the starches and fats and proteins so commonly found in stains. May no molecule remain untouched.

Speaking of residues… does your Kindle Fire Email only display the last 2 days of mail? Let’s throw some metaphoric enzymes at it so it will download more—and even all messages:

How to See More or All Mail with Kindle Fire Email

In an IMAP Account Inbox

To make the Email app on Kindle Fire show all email in the Inbox (instead of just two days) for an IMAP account:

  1. Tap Load more messages at the bottom for any account’s Inbox.
    • Note: You may have to tap Load more messages more than once. Eventually, though, Kindle Fire Email will give in and start fetching all mail.
  2. Scroll to the bottom; Kindle Fire Email will continue to load older messages until the whole Inbox has been fetched.

In an IMAP Account Folder

To download more messages when Kindle Fire Email only displays the last two days of mail in a folder other than the Inbox:

  1. Tap Load all messages at the bottom.
  2. Now tap OK under Large Data Download.

In a POP Account Inbox

To make the Kindle Fire Email app show all email in the Inbox (instead of just two days) for an IMAP account:

  1. Tap Load more messages at the bottom for any account’s Inbox.
    • Note: You may have to tap Load more messages more than once (for up to one week, up to two weeks and up to one month).
  2. Tap Load all messages when it becomes available to have Kindle Fire Email download all emails.

How to Always See All Mail for an Account in Kindle Fire Email

To have Kindle Fire Email load all emails by default for an account:

  1. Tap the hamburger menu icon in Kindle Fire Email.
  2. Select Settings from the menu that has appeared.
  3. Now tap the desired email account under Accounts.
  4. Tap Days to Sync.
  5. Now tap All.

Kindle Email Only Displays Last 2 Days of Mail: FAQ

Will downloading more messages change the account or folder’s synchronization settings?

Yes, Kindle Fire Email will adapt the setting for the folder and remember it. You do not have to tap Load more messages again until you reset the synchronization settings.

What if “Load more messages” or “Load all messages” do not appear?

Typically, this happens if an IMAP folder is not set to synchronize at all.

To get options to load more messages for any IMAP folder:

  1. Add the folder to the folders to synchronize in Kindle Fire Email.

(How to See More or All Mail with Kindle Fire Email tested with Kindle Fire Email #; updated December 2018)