E-mail Backup Software: Backup IMAP Account Messages from Email Services

Email Backup Software

Handy Backup is a perfect email backup software solution, allowing saving email s from any server just in a few clicks, and providing an easy access for mail backup from almost any Web or local service and simplifying message export, import or migration between email services.

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Version 8.2.2, built on February 24, 2021
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Email Backup Features

Backup Emails via IMAP

Backup Emails using IMAP protocol

The program lets you retrieve e-mail messages directly from the mail service (such as Gmail, Yahoo!Mail, Zimbra etc.). This technique allows using a dedicated E-mail plug-in for Webmail backup, and has some advantages over backup via local mailing software.

Transferring Email Backup to Different Account

Migrating E-mail Backup to Different Mailbox

After you made mail backup, you can either restore it to an original place, or move it to a different mailbox, or even to a completely different mail address you have. Use this feature freely to clone or to transfer your e-mail backup data.

Backup Local Email Solutions

Backup Local Email Solutions

With Handy Backup you can safeguard data and settings of most popular e-mail management applications used today: back up MS Outlook, or create Windows Live Mail backups, Thunderbird backup and other.

Keeping Your Email Backup

Keeping Your E-mail Backup

Handy Backup allows utilizing almost any modern storage to backup email messages, including local drives, external and network disks, FTP servers, commercial clouds (e.g. Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive), as well as S3- or WebDAV-driven private and public cloud services.

Note: Handy Backup keeps unencrypted email backup messages in the native, readable EML format, allowing browsing and viewing these messages just from backups, without recovering, as well as making migration from server to server or from account to account readily available.

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Version 8.2.2, built on February 24, 2021. 112 MB
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This email backup software supports both backup email messages locally and saving mail backup data directly from any common email solution via IMAP. Free 30-days trial version!

How to Backup Email

Handy Backup has a comprehensible task-based interface which allows email archiving either as a separate task, or as a part of a bigger data retention scheme. In Handy Backup, tasks may include data of different types (files, folders, databases, etc.) into a backup dataset. You can schedule a task and give it multiple other properties: full or incremental backup, compression, encryption, and other.

  • To back up incoming messages from a mail server through IMAP, select Email. Then create a new task as described in the User Manual for this plug-in.
Choose the "Email" plug-in
  • To use Handy Backup as an e-mail backup solution for local clients (e.g. to backup Outlook Express, The Bat! or Thunderbird), copy the corresponding files and folders via the "Computer plug-in".

Benefits of Email Backup Software Using IMAP

  • If you back up mail messages directly from the Internet mail provider, you will be able to open them with any mail client because the format (.eml) is supported by all local email solutions.
  • Backup setup is extremely flexible — you can specify your mail service, port, login and password, as well as authentication and connection methods, to fit any existing mail service.
Email Backup Configuration Settings

Note: To connect with a particular server, you can select its settings from a previously established connection via some local email client (in the “Properties” section of a config tab), or just ask Google or some other searching engine about these settings.

  • Handy Backup will check the settings of your mail backup service and tell you if they are correct or not.
  • You don’t have to download the web page of your mail service. Instead, you can back up messages to a local computer and read them in the offline mode.

For a detailed help about this IMAP-based email backup software solution, please refer to User Manual. See the full list of backup features of our software.

Video Tutorial: Using Handy Backup as Email Backup Software

This video example will show how to backup email with Handy Backup. It will show all flexibility and might of this solution by migrating a Yahoo!Mail to Outlook. Com. See how convenient and comfortable you can make a copy of your mailbox with this email backup software!

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Version 8.2.2, built on February 24, 2021
112 MB

Handy Backup - your mail backup has never been made easier!

Capterra′s Rating:
Handy Backup Rating on Capterra is 4.5
"Great product, very simple and effective backup program"


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