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After the rumors about locked GMail accounts, decided to backup my important emails. The article How to back up your Gmail on Linux in four easy steps helped me a lot. My setting in ~/.getmail/getmail.gmail are (IMAP, Maildir):

[retriever]
type = SimpleIMAPSSLRetriever
server = imap.gmail.com
username = my_name
password = my_secret
mailboxes = ("personal","important")

[destination]
type = Maildir
path = ~/gmail-archive/

[options]
verbose = 2
message_log = ~/.getmail/gmail.log

The backup itself was done via:

$ getmail -r ~/.getmail/getmail.gmail

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Written by zhesto

09-Oct-2008 at 14:46 UTC

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