Alpine <> GMail Help Needed
I have been seeking out a way to "backup" my Gmail account to my home server (cli only) to have easily readable emails. Alpine seems to fit the bill, but before I go ahead and get it grabbing 17000 odd emails, I have a couple of questions:
1. I have set up alpine with imap and can happily read my GMail. I do not need to send emails using alpine this is purely to read and create a backup.
2. I understand I have to edit the inbox path parameters in order to actually download the emails to my server, like this:
[EDIT] this doesn't physically download the email!
Navigate through: Setup > Config
Highlight ‘Inbox Path’, press enter then enter in the following:
and to make sure to navigate to the “Incoming Startup Rule” section in the same screen and enable “first-recent” so that alpine shows me the most recent emails when I go into my Message Index.
3. Can I edit the actual inbox path away from ~/.mail to another location on my server?
4. Say I deleted all the mail I have in Gmail itself, if i run alpine will it repopulate my gmail account?
Any help greatly appreciated.....
Last edited by Jose Catre-Vandis; June 3rd, 2012 at 10:12 PM.
No longer participating......