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Programs to backup email messages


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#1 MikeSA

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:05 PM

Windows Live Mail is my desktop email client. Thereon I have two pop and three Imap accounts (one Gmail and two Outlook accounts).  What is the best way of doing regular backups of all my email messages, particularly messages in the respective INBOX and SENT folders. 

 

Besides Mailstore and KLS (which I had previously tried but found them unsatisfactory), are there any safe, non-buggy programs out there for email backups - both free and paid?

 

Admittedly, in the event of a crash, one can always re-download messages off the server (if messages have not been deleted) but then only the messages in the respective INBOX folder can be re-downloaded but not the SENT messages.  All views, comments and recommendations would be appreciated.


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#2 paws

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 01:28 AM

Hi MikeSA,

 

Your IMAP accounts should always be accessible from any computer anywhere (as long as your have the correct log on credentials handy [email addy and password etc] and hotmail (now called outlook.com and gmail back up their stuff, regularly so you should be Ok with IMAP accounts through them.

 

However it's still wise to back up everything locally.

 

Most pop accounts have settings that remove your stuff from the server after a while.... so take a look at this link

http://windows.micro...-backup-restore

 

its not a programme as such such, just a fairly neat method of taking local control of your stuff including all your folders (including your "sent" folder)

 

Remember a back up is not a back up unless there are at least 3 copies of it  (on different media) and with at least one verified copy kept safe on removable media, offsite!

 

Regards

paws


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