Backup email?

Alan Pope alan at
Sun Sep 4 16:48:12 UTC 2011

On 4 September 2011 17:41, Knute Johnson <ubuntu at> wrote:
> Is there a way to backup emails?  My mail server has about 6GB of emails
> stored in IMAP accounts that could be kept somewhere else if I had a way to
> get at them occasionally.  Is there a simple offline storage system that
> would work with Thunderbird?


It can do backups (one direction) or (more interestingly)
bidirectional sync. So you could backup from your server to your local
machine in maildir format, then point thunderbird at that. if you
delete mail from the local store, the next offlineimap run would sync
that to your server.


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