Backing up Gmail locally?
September 24, 2005 9:22 AM Subscribe
How can I backup my existing Gmail inbox locally, so I can search and access my messages offline?
posted by Thoth to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I predominantly use Gmail via it's web interface, because it's handy being able to check it from my different work/school computers. However, I also carry a powerbook in my bag pretty much everywhere.
What is frustrating is that sometimes on my powerbook I require some information stored in my Gmail archive when I am away from any internet connection source. Previously, I just used to use a POP email client to sync Gmail with my local mail folder every week or so. Yet now for some reason, Gmail no longer seems to let POP clients download any mail that has already been checked via it's web interface. So, no longer can I download a backlog of messages to my hdd and keep up to date for those times when intarweb doesn't avail itself. What gives here, and perhaps more importantly, is there any way to get around it?
If possible, I would rather not go back to using a POP client exclusively.