Backup Gmail messages

Asked by John Rose on 2013-01-01

Any reasonable way of backing up Gmail (imap) using Precise?

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :
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Without a third party application , you can use Thunderbird (pre-intalled in Ubuntu) to save your gmail messages in your local directory.

See here how

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/03/how-to-backup-gmail-using-thunderbird.html

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John Rose (johnaaronrose) said :
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That link points to a non-existent page.

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :
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What link ? mine or @marcobra's ?

I can open both links without a problem.

Right click and "Open link in New Tab"

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John Rose (johnaaronrose) said :
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http://www.webupd8.org/2011/03/how-to-backup-gmail-using-
thunderbird.html

came out in the Launchpad as http://www.webupd8.org/2011/03/how-to-backup-gmail-using- with the second line not 'linked'.

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :
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Came out in Launchpad or came out in Thunderbird (maybe you are using Thunderbird or another mail client for Launchpad answers ? )

I see my answer and I see the link as one line , not two lines , and is all linked.

Strange.. :-)

But if you manage to open it , then read the instructions :-)

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John Rose (johnaaronrose) said :
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I'm not going to use the instructions pointed to by that link. First thing it says to do is to enable pop. I'm using imap in Thunderbird & do not intend to use pop.

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :
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POP and IMAP protocols differences are how the mail-client (eg Thunderbird) will handle the e-mail server (eg. gmail).

I'm using IMAP too ..

But another option exists.. the archive option. Use it to archive the messages you want to the local folder.

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :
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See here about archiving folders and if meet your needs.

https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/archived-messages

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