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    Downloading the IMAP Emails from Gmail to Directory?

    Hi,

    It is maybe possible to use fetchmail, but I would like sthg
    easy, universal, that is capable to retrieve all directories
    of the gmail (inbox, sent, ...)
    onto the local harddisk somewhere.

    Which program (light-weight) would you recommend?

    kind regards




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    Stop the fetchmail service
    To stop fetchmail while configuring it, run

    /etc/init.d/fetchmail stop
    /etc/fetchmail.rc
    The file /etc/fetchmailrc should look as follows:

    set syslog

    set daemon 240

    poll pop.gmail.com
    with nodns,
    with protocol POP3
    user "jane.doe@gmail.com" there is jane here,
    with password doeadeer,
    with ssl, sslcertck;
    A detailed explanation is given in the appendix, though fetchmail's configuration language hopefully makes it clear.

    Since this file contains your Gmail password, you may wish to give it restrictive read permission:

    chmod 600 /etc/fetchmailrc
    Testing
    To test your configuration, run fetchmail as below; this should be run as root, since it reads /etc/fetchmailrc.

    fetchmail -v -d0 -f /etc/fetchmailrc
    Take a look at /var/log/mail.log (e.g., using less /var/log/mail.log) to see that the connection was successful.

    Restart fetchmail
    Once your configuration is working, you can restart fetchmail with

    /etc/init.d/fetchmail start

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    Re: Downloading the IMAP Emails from Gmail to Directory?

    ImapSync: http://imapsync.lamiral.info/
    Or offlineimap or mbsync referred on that page.

    -Menno

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    Re: Downloading the IMAP Emails from Gmail to Directory?

    thanks a lot

    offlineimap sounds nice, but I dont like it that much.


    Would you maybe know sthg very very light-weight?


    what is the lightest way?

    Cannot it be done with curl or wget directly and simply?



    $ apt-cache search imap sync
    evolution - groupware suite with mail client and organizer
    imapcopy - IMAP backup, copy and migration tool
    isync - Synchronize a local maildir with a remote IMAP4 mailbox
    libmail-imaptalk-perl - IMAP client interface with lots of features
    mailsync - Synchronize IMAP mailboxes
    mswatch - watch mailstores for changes and initiate mailbox syncs - client tools
    watch-maildirs - watch mailstores for changes and initiate mailbox syncs - server tools
    offlineimap - IMAP/Maildir synchronization and reader support
    syncmaildir - Sync Mail Dir is a set of tools to synchronize Maildirs
    texlive-latex-extra - TeX Live: LaTeX supplementary packages


    Similar softwares

    imap_tools: http://www.athensfbc.com/imap_tools
    offlineimap: https://github.com/nicolas33/offlineimap
    mbsync: http://isync.sourceforge.net/
    mailsync: http://mailsync.sourceforge.net/
    mailutil: http://www.washington.edu/imap/ part of the UW IMAP tookit.
    imaprepl: http://www.bl0rg.net/software/ http://freecode.com/projects/imap-repl/
    imapcopy: http://home.arcor.de/armin.diehl/imapcopy/imapcopy.html
    migrationtool: http://sourceforge.net/projects/migrationtool/
    imapmigrate: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cyrus-utils/
    larch: https://github.com/rgrove/larch (derived from wonko_imapsync)
    wonko_imapsync: http://wonko.com/article/554
    pop2imap: http://www.linux-france.org/prj/pop2imap/
    exchange-away: http://exchange-away.sourceforge.net/
    Last edited by honeybear; May 31st, 2013 at 05:09 PM.

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