Exporting mail from squirrelmail

I have a large amounts of emails stored within squirrelmail most sorted into seperate folders, i have only been using the webmail account and never set anything like thunderbird or outlook up. However im scared im going to start losing my email soon so i would like the option to export all of my emails for use in other programs.

Basically whats the easiest way of going about exporting ALL my emails and downloading them to my computer. Also if a more complicated way is required such as going into an sql database and such please share :0

Cheers for the help!

just set up your email info in an email app like thunderbird/outlook/etc and check mail. it will download it all to your computer. if you tell it to leave a copy on the server then it will copy them to your email app but also leave them on the server/webmail


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