When I changed web hosting, my emails couldn't be copied (curse you, PowWeb!). I had to back them up myself.
I do most of my work on the web, so that I have the same data everywhere. To back up the emails, I needed to copy them locally.
I knew that Thunderbird keeps its emails in the Unix-standard mbox format, and I thought that might be helpful for restoring. A quick survey of other email clients (a dying breed, by the way) didn't discover anything better, so I installed T-bird despite its impending end-of-life.
Backing up and restoring was surprisingly easy. Here's how I did it.Continue reading "Backing Up and Restoring IMAP Email with..." »