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Old 04-16-2006, 04:43 AM   #1
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software to archive emails ?

I need a program / script to download my email (including attachments) from my gmail account, so that I can burn them onto a CD.
I want to be able to look at them without a mail client, but apparently most e-mail clients have their own format in which they save e-mails and attachments or even save all mail in one file.

Once, I have them on the CD I want to be able to look at them from other PCs, without having a mail client installed.

Sorry, I guess this is a little bit hard to understand....

I use debian, btw.

Old 04-16-2006, 05:58 PM   #2
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Well, most clients have a unique naming scheme but they are still plain text files. 'cat' one and see...

You probably just want to use a sed script or something to give them sensible names. As for how to get your gmail to your local box, it does allow pop3 connections.


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