Mailbox Backup via IMAP

Mailbox Backup via IMAP

Post by qbo » Thu, 13 Nov 2003 20:48:42

I'm looking for a standard format to backup an entire Mailbox to a file via IMAP.
many thanks


Mailbox Backup via IMAP

Post by Gerhard Ho » Fri, 14 Nov 2003 17:27:31

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

I suppose you're searching for a windows prog. Have a look at the thread
I started on November 6th.

Basically, Outlook 2000 can do the job. Unfortunately, it's quite
unstable and often will abort the process. Maybe newer Outlook versions
are better.

If you find a suitable prog, could you reply in this newsgroup?



Mailbox Backup via IMAP

Post by those who » Sat, 15 Nov 2003 04:07:17

in comp.mail.imap i read:

pc-pine should be usable for this purpose. also, the uw-imap mail utility
program is also available for win32 systems, and should be useful component
tool (if not an entire solution, depending on desires).

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Mailbox Backup via IMAP

Post by peter pils » Sun, 16 Nov 2003 01:11:04

if you use fetchmail and deliver to a standard local mailbox (i.e. via a
appropriate procmailscript and procmail as MDA) ? This should be easy to
setup and very relieable and can run automagically. (assuming you are
running linux - dont know if fetchmail/procmail exists on win)


peter pilsl

Mailbox Backup via IMAP

Post by qbo » Sun, 16 Nov 2003 01:52:33

Nope. I would like to access to a mailbox via imap and dump mailboxes
in a offline suitable format (oulook, eudora imporable). Something
such as .pst or mbox format. I think that it could be very useful for
generic mailboxes backup.

thanx a lot

Mailbox Backup via IMAP

Post by Mark Crisp » Sun, 16 Nov 2003 04:32:50

As he said, both PC Pine and mailutil are suitable. They can write in
mbox format.

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