Email backup is a simple, easy-to-use app that offers dedicated email backup for Apple Mail and Entourage v.X and 2004.
It backs up all the files needed to restore your email in the event of a corruption or some other disaster.
The single-paned interface allows you to specify the backup destination and options to schedule the day and time:
A revised version released today adds an option to turn verbose logging on and off, fixes a rare freezing issue that occurred on some systems and adds a progress indicator for manual backups.
UPDATE: As Steve points out in the comments, this app only backs up your preferences file and the essential files and folders in your ~/Library/Mail folder. If you want to back up any saved or modified attachments or your Address Book (which I think is part of any sensible Mail backup) you will need to find another method to include all the files needed for a full backup (listed in an earlier Hawk Wings post).
Email Backup is freeware and is available from the developer’s web site .
- Email Backup Pro: Simple email backup and restore
- Email Backup 1.1 adds Thunderbird, Eudora support
- Email Backup Pro 1.1: Multiple client support
- A total backup plan for Mail (and more)
- Email Backup and Backup Pro updates: GyazMail, better restore
Tags: Apple Mail, backup, better safe than sorry, entourage, files, mail.app, schedule