Do you backup your Gmail? What if you account were hacked into? What if Google deleted your account? More recently Gmail has been completely unavailable and I have had a 502 error. This has made me nervous and worried about the stability of the service.
I save almost all of my emails and have thousands of items stored in gmail. I would be devastated if I lost all of this data.
I’ve been backing up Gmail for almost a year now. I use two methods for this; pop email and fetch via cygwin. The first method is easier to set-up but I prefer the second because I can set it as a scheduled task and don’t have to think about retrieving the email. Today, however, I am going to discuss the first method.