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I tried backing up seven years' Gmail over POP. Has anyone else ever tried this? It got to December 2005, and now insists "No new messages on server." Anything I can do from here to get POP working properly, or has Gmail got my mail forever? I'm currently trying to get local copies of everything over IMAP.

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Date: 2011-03-03 09:50 pm (UTC)
mstevens: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mstevens
I tried backing up seven years' Gmail over POP. Has anyone else ever tried this? It got to December 2005, and now insists "No new messages on server." Anything I can do from here to get POP working properly, or has Gmail got my mail forever? I'm currently trying to get local copies of everything over IMAP.

Insert standard FSF propaganda here.

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Date: 2011-03-03 10:19 pm (UTC)
mstevens: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mstevens
To be fair I've never had trouble downloading stuff with IMAP.

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Date: 2011-03-03 11:17 pm (UTC)
greylock: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greylock
I used a (Windows) utility that successfully backed up almost 10 years og Gmail (only 300-odd MB), if that helps at all.

It's stored in some odd interface, but is basically text. Which is nice.

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Date: 2011-03-04 04:59 am (UTC)
siderea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] siderea
Impressive. Gmail is only seven years old.

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Date: 2011-03-04 05:07 am (UTC)
greylock: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greylock
Well, I did say *amost* 10 years (so it's not incorrect since I got my account in April 2004 and I'm coming up on my eighth anniversary with it) and I figured the size of the mailbox was the more important issue.

Which, if we are being super accurate is estimated 318MB.

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Date: 2011-03-04 05:01 am (UTC)
sharplittleteeth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sharplittleteeth
Are you backing up your Gmail because of the recent outages? Or is there something else I don't know about?

(We need to migrate away from Lotus Notes at work, and Google Apps for Education is one option I want to investigate.)

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Date: 2011-03-04 07:37 am (UTC)
ideological_cuddle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ideological_cuddle
I've been using offlineimap to keep a local copy of my gmail account. Works tolerably, though it occasionally gets stuck and needs to be killed.

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