Saturday, March 15, 2008

Backing up Gmail

This post has a good description of how to backup your mail from Gmail.  I know that you can do the same thing with any POP3 client, but these steps make it easy to set this up with a cron job.

I configured getmail to download the mail messages to Mbox files, as I didn't want to eat up inodes for each message with the Maildir format.