Archive/backup IMAP-based email?


#1

Is it possible to archive/backup IMAP-based email so you can have a local copy?


#2

Most IMAP clients will do this for you. Configure it to keep a local ‘offline’ cache of your email.

  • Dallas
  • DreamHost Head Honcho/Founder

#3

Plus if what one wants is a local copy for restore/archive rather than view, and the mailbox is of the User variety, I find you can FTP the files directly out of the Maildir directory.

(Am I right in thinking this is not possible with the m####### variety of mailbox? It is one of the reason I always use the User variety.)


#4

Thanks. Using Apple’s Mail and I found the setting.


#5

The m#### type mailboxes can’t be used for ftp, so yeah.

  • Dallas
  • DreamHost Head Honcho/Founder

#6

Check out the ‘mailutil’ program.