How to backup all mail

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by iammike1, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. iammike1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Columbia MD
    Is there some software out there that I can point to my MM IMAP address and have it make a complete backup of everything in all folders and then be able to restore it later if something were to happen?
  2. libertysat macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2010
  3. discounteggroll macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2006
    Greenwich, CT
    all of your account's mail is located in home/library/mail folder, so you could just copy that to an external every time you want to backup (or use silverkeeper or some other automated backup program)
  4. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    In apple mail (if that is what you're using) you can also archive your email... Launch mail and go to mailbox in your menu bar, then archive mail
  5. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I created a gmail account just for archive... and I forward a copy of every email to that account (and not delete the original). I then ruthlessly delete almost all email that I receive as soon as I read it. I typically have 2 or 3 emails active in my account at any time. I love having an uncluttered mailbox.

    If I later decide I need to see an email that I deleted, I just log into my gmail archive account, and use googles excellent search capability.


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