Mail (backup from gmail)

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  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    Recently I am concerned about the unstably of gmail. I am thinking of backup my messages to Mail.

    Is it possible? How?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    follow the instructions in gmail for adding an IMAP email account to Mail. Mail will then download your messages and keep a copy in gmail. If gmail stops working you will still have the messages in Mail.
     
  3. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    One way to do it would be to access your gmail through POP instead of IMAP. But I'm sure you can change the folder your email goes into to be a local folder too. I don't use Mail, so I don't know exactly where it is.

    Oh, and there's this thread on it too.:)

    Edit: What kind of issues have you had with gmail? I have about 10 accounts with them with calendars and documents and tons of labels, and they've been rock solid for me.
     
  4. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I also have gmail for years. I love it!

    But last days I am experiecing some issues, sometimes it is 'out of air'. I will backup it just for security...
    :)



     
  5. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I really can't say that I blame you. I have company spreadsheets on all of our deals and everytime I make a change I download the spreadsheet. I have TC backups too. You never be too safe. I don't think I'd have enough disk space to download all my mail though. :eek::)
     

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