Is it necessary to enable IMAP in gmail before using GmailBackup?

Yes, the IMAP access is necessary to run GMail Backup. If you don't have the IMAP access, you will get the following message:

Error: IMAP: [ALERT] Your account is not enabled for IMAP use. Please visit your Gmail settings page and enable your account for IMAP access. (Failure)

You can see more at http://www.gmail-backup.com/incremental-backup#comment-164

GMail Backup 0.102

This is the fifth pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account.

Here is the changelog of this version:

  • This version fixes errors reported in _unicodeHeader() [1, 2, 3].
  • The program also doesn't insist on creating the current.eml file [4].
  • We also removed the 40 day period, described here: [5].
  • The application also doesn't connect "home" every time it runs the backup or restore to check new versions. The GUI version contains the button "New Versions" for checking for new versions of GMail Backup and the command line tool has the "version" command [6].
  • In this version, we also improved support for Windows Vista [7, 8].

It is recommended to upgrade.

What happens if I delete (volountarily) some emails from my GMail account? Which GMail "folders" get backed up?

Question details:
Hello there.

- what happens if I delete (volountarily) some emails from my GMail account? I mean, will I still be retain a copy in my backup folder on my computer or will it rather be deleted to?
- which GMail "folders" get backed up? Just the inbox or also the sent items and the drafts?

Thanks so far,
Flavio.

Are labels, dates and "from" fields preserved?

Question details:
First off, good work. Looks nice.

My main question is this:

Are labels, dates and "from" fields preserved? I am backing up from
one gmail account and moving to another with your software.

Thanks!

Jason

All these fields are preserved. Labels are stored in the backup directory in the labels.txt file, so you can manually edit them. Dates and From fields are part of the message stored in the .eml file.

I want to migrate to a Google Apps Gmail account from standard myalias@gmail.com account. How?

Question details:
Hi.

I just discovered your Gmail backup/migration utility and it looks useful.

However, I want to use it for a Google Apps Gmail account, bu there is no documentation on how to do this.

Could you please add a few lines to your "Documentation" page to explain how to do this? Some postings in your forum mentioned that people are doing this, but I don't see how.

Outage of Google e-mail service

If you noticed yesterday outage of the Google e-mail service, it was an error on your side. Google had a bug in the system of contacts and it caused malfunction of the web interface of Gmail. Failure of the service lasted approximately two hours and affected mainly web interface. Users, who accessed their mailbox in alternative ways, probably did not notice any problems.

This time you do not have to worry about the e-mails, the archive has not been affected by this bug. Bug was removed and Gmail is fully functioning now. Although there is no data loss, we should be careful.

GMail Backup 0.101

This is the fourth pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account. It seems that the strange error with UnicodeError was fixed. If you are interested, read the whole story - here, here and here. Two people helped us to discover and fix the problem so we thank them, thank you smap and Eric. It is recommended to upgrade.

Alternative download sites

We have decided to promote our tool a little bit to get more users and eventually testers. As a result, we published the tool on three sites up to know. The sites are:

GMail Backup 0.100

This is the third pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account. This release fixes some bugs which should be fixed in the 0.99 but which wasn't. This version should fix the reported Unicode Error. It also includes the ICO file in the Linux release. This version also contains the checker of new versions of GMail Backup available on our website, so you will be noticed if we release future versions. This version also correctly handles many regular and "pathological" labels, you can backup labels with spaces, backslashes and many other symbols (we had successfully backup and restored the label named "!@#$%&-*()_+|}{":?><,./;'[]\=-`~"). It is recommended to upgrade.

GMail Backup 0.99

This is the second pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account. This relase fixes many bugs (Thanks to: Alex, smap and others). List of bugs this release fixes: Header Parse Error, Unicode Error 1, Unicode Error 2 and other. It is recommended to upgrade.

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