Hi- I am having the most frustrating problem with my email where it simply tells me the imap.gmail.com server is not available no matter what I do. I can get mail just fine on my iphone and iMac, but my laptop I cannot. I want to just do a fresh reinstall of mountain lion and I prefer to backup my files manually. So far I have everything I want to keep in my dropbox folder, now I just want to be sure I keep all of my imessages on my laptop, as I understand icloud does not completely back them up (or something) and not every single imessage is synced between my phone and laptop. So- can anyone tell me how to do this- how do I backup and restore my imessages so they will be back when I reinstall mountain lion? Thank you in advance.