Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Now that everything is moving to the cloud internet, you might think that data loss is a thing of the past. Sadly, as the past few months have taught us, this actually isn't true; we first had the Microsoft/Danger disaster, and now we have Palm and Sprint facing a class-action lawsuit over data loss for webOS phones. All this raises the question: how safe is it to store your precious data on the internet, and do you really trust the internet?
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So how do I backup GMail?
by elmimmo on Thu 10th Dec 2009 04:02 UTC
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From a Mac OS X perspective, how do I backup GMail?

Mail.app through IMAP, from what I get, is not the perfect solution due to how it thinks of labels as folders (either you get multiple copies of the same e-mail -which I guess would make thinks not easy to restore-, or you only backup the All Mail folder and loose all labels -not a valid option-). That, besides getting a bit on the way as a backup tool.

Googling I found about http://www.gmail-backup.com for Linux and http://gmailkeeper.com for Windows. Nothing comprehensive (i.e. includes labels) for Mac OS X.

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