Backup email?

Knute Johnson ubuntu at
Sun Sep 4 21:57:02 UTC 2011

On 9/4/2011 9:48 AM, Alan Pope wrote:
> 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?
> offlineimap.
> 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.
> Al.

Thanks, I'll take a look.


Knute Johnson

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