5 Ways to Backup your Email

Aibek Esengulov 05-01-2008

Worried about keeping your email archives online? Need a simple and free tool to backup your emails? If so, then read further. Here you go, five free and different utilities to handle email backups:



Windows only email backup utility that lets you backup all your emails from multiple email accounts and programs into one secure and searchable archive. Import and manage messages from Gmail, Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, POP/IMAP accounts and many other mail programs: search through emails, remove duplicate attachments, one-click backup, etc.

Maistore - Backup Your Emails


  • Backup from: Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Microsoft Exchange Server Mailboxes, AVM KEN! Mailboxes, Thunderbird, Mozilla SeaMonkey, Webmailer, any POP3 and IMAP accounts, from Imported Archive files.
  • Search all your e-mail within fractions of a second (incl. the contents of attached documents).
  • and more


For Thunderbird Switching To Mozilla Thunderbird!!! Read More users only. MozBackup is a dead-simple utility to backup and restore your Thunderbird profiles, emails, installed extensions and settings. Quick and easy. It can do the same for Firefox as well.

MozBackup -Backup and Restore Thunderbird emails

[NO LONGER WORKS] GmailUploader

Unlike the above two GmailUploader is a not a backup tool. It’s basically an online service to upload locally stored mailbox files to your Gmail account. If you have switched to Gmail only recently (from Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) and need an easy way to import years old downloaded messages to your Gmail account than GmailUploader is the tool you need. It’s the only free tool you’ll find.

GmailUploader - Import emails to Gmail

Amic Email Backup

Backup and restore your profile settings, emails, address book, message filters, signatures, blocked senders, etc. It works with 9 popular email clients including MS Outlook, MS Outlook Express, Eudora, Pegasus, The Bat, PocoMail, Netscape Messenger, Opera Mail, and Incredimail. Please note that the backup can be restored only to the same type of email program from which it was created.

Oulook Express Backup

Backup Outlook Express messages, message rules, preferences, blocked senders, signatures, stationery, Windows Address Book, Internet Explorer settings, and your Windows Favorites.

Backup Outlook Express

Highlights include:

  • Create backups for multiple identities.
  • Automattic Backup scheduler.
  • Back up your data as a self-executable, standalone EXE file that can be executed on any machine, even if Outlook Express Backup is not installed.
  • Access individual emails inside the backup file without the need to restore it first.

Know a better way to backup your emails ? Share it in comments.

Related topics: Data Backup, Email Tips, Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird.

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  1. brianhall
    September 20, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Use Mailvita Hotmail Backup software for Mac. This software is a multi-functional tool which provides the user to save their Hotmail Backup to Computer in more than 10 formats like Hotmail to PST, EML, EMLX, MSG, MBOX, etc.

  2. zlatan24
    August 26, 2008 at 8:47 am

    I heard about not bad application- recover dbx files,
    recover 2gb dbx file and recover Outlook Express dbx files, recover Inbox.dbx, is compatible with Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Me and even Windows 98,all versions of Outlook Express are supported.

  3. Alex Krenvalk
    January 31, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    I know good way, this is using-Outlook Express restore, able restoring Outlook Express emails software allow to solve the problem if Outlook Express messages disappear and restoring Outlook Express files, restore Outlook folder and to do the dbx file restore for Outlook Express 5, 5.5, 6, recover Outlook Express emails software support a dbx file with a size up to 2Gb, recover dbx file in Batch Mode.

  4. James Varghese
    January 8, 2008 at 2:43 pm


    I thought that the following might be useful as I recently consolidated my outlook archives and backups into Gmail using the the new IMAP feature in Gmail and Thunderbird.

    After turning on IMAP and configuring Thunderbird

    I just imported my outlook archives into thunderbird
    and at that point, you can drag and drop folders of messages into the appropriate folder in Gmail.

    I enjoy using Thunderbird but really, you can do this using any IMAP client. This way, you can have archives locally and online. Hope this is helpful to someone.

    • Aibek
      January 8, 2008 at 9:35 pm

      Excellent tip. I had completely missed this new IMAP support feature. Apparently, back in November, it was all over the web. :-(.

      Thanks for heads up ;-)

  5. Edmond Dantes
    January 7, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Amic Email Backup looks pretty cool. What's your fav. one? Which one would you recommend for Outlook Ex.?

    • Aibek
      January 7, 2008 at 9:04 pm

      Sorry, I use thunderbird, so can't really help you here. Nevertheless, both Mailstore, Amic Email Backup, and Oulook Express Backup seem to work just fine. The only major difference, Mailstore backs up your data to a CD while other two to a file.