Closing Gmail/Outlook accounts.What is the easy way to backup all mails?

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Anyone can reccomend an easy way to backup all my Outlook and Gmail emails before close the accounts?

aklis

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For gmail, you can try gmvault .

jxself
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Use your local email program and download them?

Or use fetchmail for the same purpose and save them in a maildir or mbox to access later?

Gmail does support the normal POP and IMAP email protocols, after all. :)

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just downloaded all mails from my gmail account with gmvault but "Evolution" doesen't open the .eml files.nothing happens.
gonna try fetchmail

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1. Open evolution and compose a new mail.
2. Attach the .eml file as an attachment to this mail.
3. Save the mail and close the compose window.
4. Select the mail from the Evolution main window.
5. Below the viewing pane there will be an option to view the attachment inline.
Click on it and enjoy.

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You could use imapsync for transferring the accounts. If you have a VPS
running somewhere that would speed up transfer and you don't have to
keep your local pc running.

Usage is quite simple:
imapsync --host1 imap.truc.org --user1 foo --password1 secret1 --host2 imap.trac.org --user2 bar --password2 secret2