Re: GMail backup on debian
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On 01/17/2011 04:45 AM, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
> Hi there,
> Last week I decided to back up some of my mails from my gmail
> account. I remember that there used to be gmailfs mechanism for this.
> However the package is not available on my debian/squeeze anymore.
> I also tried using the imap service, using evolution, but it became
> quickly a nightmare (it is just impossible to retrieve just a single
> mail). I even selected 'Basic Headers' from the IMAP headers
> preferences in evolution.
> What are other people using when there gmail mailbox is becoming big ?
> Thanks !
I use Thunderbird with several IMAP accounts, including Gmail. Moving
mail is usually a matter of drag'n'drop. I use Thunderbird's Local
Folders to copy mail into local MBX files for backups and personal archives.
Department of Mathematics, Dartmouth College
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