User:Imz/research on HOW TO backup an IMAP account - ALT Linux Wiki. From ALT Linux Wiki (Better and worse ways to backup an IMAP account; a research of the available options.)
I want to maintain a backup of an "IMAP account" (I mean the collection of mailboxes/folders accessed via IMAP by a single user on a remote server), with history. So I'm assessing the variants of doing this, choosing the optimal combination of individual decisions (regarding the subtasks of this greater task) and tools. (I've also: Subtasks and goals/desirable requirements. Zach Schneider. 2.5 years ago, I wrote a post about the state of email apps for Mac that surprisingly got a little popular on Hacker News.
At the time, I was bullish on Mail Pilot, but in the weeks and months following the post it grew buggier and less reliable and ultimately ended up with the others on the trash heap of email apps. You would think that the state of email on the Mac would have improved in the 2.5 years since that post, but you would be wrong. Thunderbird: From mbox to maildir. Thunderbird has always been my favourite email application.
I've tried a few other ones but always went back because no other one is so flexible and extensible, IMHO. (And Outlook and the likes are out of question as I'm running Linux.) One disadvantage of Thunderbird is that it is still using the mbox file format by default. Basically this means that in each folder all mails are comprised in one big text file. Nylas N1. MailStore Home. Homepage - Postbox. Everdesk. The best email clients for Windows 2016 – Matteo Spinelli's Cubiq.org. The short story is: for regular not-too-intense use go for Thunderbird; power users can try The Bat or Claws; if email is mission critical, Outlook.
Meaning: we are all doomed! Claws Mail Let’s start from a new entry. Claws Mail is a Sylpheed spin-off but grew its own personality over time. Despite being lesser know email clients (at least in the Windows realm) and a bit old school, they are both actively developed.