Backing up GMail

Yah, yah – I’m always late to the party…

Using IMAP you can easily back up gmail – which probably isn’t a bad idea.

Enable IMAP in gmail settings – then, on your box (Outlook, Mac Mail, whatever):

Incoming: imap.gmail.com someone@gmail.com + password
Outgoing: smpt.gmail.com someone@gmail.com + password

On a Mac it was that easy. I’m sure you’ll need to reboot, attest to your special geniune advantage and smoke some cheeze-wiz on windoz. It’s probably easy-peasy on Ubuntu though (haven’t tried).

You can back up other stuff as well from Google