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Re: Backing up email to a CD

Thanks for the reply! I understand what imapsync does, but I don't know how to use it. Everyone has told me to use it, but no one has told me how. I don't have another server to sync these to, so the tutorial someone linked doesn't help me. I tried the man page but (in testing) it's not any help.

The only access I have to this email account as of now is via

or at least that's what dreamhost tech-support told me. I have a half-dozen or so accounts hosted with them, and I'd like to somehow take all that mail from those accounts and dump it to a CD so that if I want to in the future, I could read through it/etc.

James S.
On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Bhasker C V <bhasker@unixindia.com> wrote:

If the tool you are looking for is to do a mirror of all the mails from IMAP erver to your local disk, then, toy can look at this


This will create a copy of the complete mails in all your folders in the imap server to your disk so that you can later copy them into a DVD with the burner of your choice (i particularly like mkisofs and growisofs/cdrecord appropriately)

In case it is pop, then it is easy. Use the mail folders present in the
client machine which will contain all the mails.

On Sat, 4 Sep 2010, James Stuckey wrote:

Hi, I asked a question a week or so ago about backing up e-mail. What I meant was that I wanted
to back it up to a CD. The responses I got talked about backing it up to an IMAP server. Does
anyone know how to back it up to a CD?

Bhasker C V
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