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How to backup old emails locally in Thunderbird and then remove them from IMAP server?

I am using Godaddy IMAP email with Thunderbird as my desktop client on Windows 7. The email service has unlimited mailbox size but the local Thunderbird is having troubles due to the large size of the ...
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1answer
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getmail does not keep track of downloaded emails if process is killed

I am using getmail to archive my Gmail account's inbox. However, every once in a while the process hangs -- probably due to a bad connection with Gmail's IMAP servers. I find that the only way to ...
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1answer
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Backup “sent mail” folder from gmail to ubuntu

I use gmail, but would like to have a local backup (on a ubuntu machine) of the emails as well. (I do not need two way synchronisation or anything like that, just backup) I already back up all ...
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1answer
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IMAP and server data loss: what happens?

I know that when using IMAP, changes made locally in your email client(s) are reflected onto the server, and vice versa. So if you delete an email in your email provider's webmail, it'll no longer ...
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2answers
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Can I backup my IMAP Gmail account locally using only Alpine?

I recently discovered cli email clients and have fallen in love with their speed and simplicity. After playing around with mutt and alpine I decided I favor alpine. I am a Gmail IMAP user and have ...
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2answers
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Can IMAP mail be migrated locally without loss of information?

I need to save all of my IMAP mail in an account I have that will be expiring, to my local disk. The problem is that no matter which IMAP backup tool I can find, there is always some loss of ...
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1answer
910 views

How can I use Thunderbird to keep regular offline backups of my Gmail account?

I'd like to use Thunderbird to regularly download all the mail in my Gmail account via IMAP, so if something happened to Gmail or my internet connection is disrupted, I can still access all my mail. ...
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1answer
906 views

Auto-archive IMAP mail folders on OS X

I am trying to achieve the following. Download all messages from mail server(and remove downloaded messages from server). Downloaded messages should be in a local mailbox preserving folder structure ...
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How do I create encrypted backups of gmail (or any other email) via IMAP client (e.g. Thunderbird)

This question is regarding the use of Thunderbird (or other IMAP clients) and suggested backup and encryption tools, not Gmail. I have Thunderbird setup to access an email account via IMAP (in this ...
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Backing up IMAP based email via with Mac

I have a few years of email saved on my email hosting providers IMAP servers. I would like to make a local backup copy of all those emails for archival purposes. I also need to be able to search ...
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2answers
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Backup IMAP mail, then access via IMAP again

I am looking for a tool to backup an entire IMAP account and then expose that backup (read-only) via IMAP again. This would be perfect for backing up email from any provider, and allowing the backup ...
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Backup Gmail using Mail.app and IMAP without redundancy

I don't care for actually using mail app. I use it just for offline access, for eventual quick reading and even more eventually replying. I use mostly the gmail interface. So I've setup and tuned up ...
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4answers
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How to backup mail with imap, and how do I read it later?

I have a couple of different mail accounts that I use for different stuff, and all can be accessed with imap (even thou I use webmail a lot). The question is if there is a way to download and backup ...
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How to back up gmail to my computer?

I am using gmail as a part of Google Apps for Domains. I'd like to back up all my email. I've tried setting up IMAP in Thunderbird and it works reasonably well (except it times out way too much, ...