[plug] email backup in XML, JSON or SQL format?

Fred Janon fjanon at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 29 12:56:01 UTC 2013

Good pointer, thanks, I'll check it out.


 From: Sam Wilson <sam at samwilson.id.au>
To: plug at plug.org.au 
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:53 AM
Subject: Re: [plug] email backup in XML, JSON or SQL format?

On 09/29/2013 04:18 AM, Fred Janon wrote:
> I am looking for a way to backup an email account accessible through 
> IMAP to either XML, JSON or SQL (mySQL) format, including attachments.
> Does anyone know of a way to do that?
Not quite what you're looking for, but similar: 
https://github.com/RaymiiOrg/NoPriv It downloads to HTML, and stores 
attachments as separate files.

I used to use a use a little mysql-based thing (that I wrote) for my 
email archiving, but I soon realised the infinite variety of metadata 
and structure and things, and now just store mbox files in subversion 
(and Thunderbird's single-keystroke archiving system).

- Sam.

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