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Horcrux Email Backup

By Suhas Tech

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Horcrux lets you automatically backup your mails from any IMAP supported email accounts with great ease. The best part is, you have an option to restore the backed up emails to any other email account, retaining all your tags/folder hierarchy.

"Horcrux is handy since you don't actually have to think about it when it's running" - Lifehacker

Note: This is a background app, it resides on the Mac menu bar called "H". Click on that to get back to the preferences.

- 10.9 OSX Mavericks compatible
- Tested with iCloud, Gmail, Google Apps, Microsoft Exchange. It should work on most email accounts.
- Incremental backups
- Supports multiple email accounts
- Add the accounts, set the backup frequency and it'll unobtrusively backup emails in the background
- Native Email Browsing interface where you can undelete specific emails (in case of user error)
- Emails can be archived as a ZIP file making your data portable
- Clever restore process that'll skip already existing emails
- Stores emails in open format (.eml) which can be opened in clients like Apple Mail
- Can export emails in open format as .mbox

Please feel free to contact us in case of any problems

Note: Google and Microsoft are trademarks of their respective owners.

What's New in Version 2.1.1

Minor update:

* Correct datestamp while restoring messages


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Customer Reviews

Great IMAP backiup app - Running on Maverick (V 2.1.1)

By and large it’s a great app!
It does a simple task and it does it well and it does it in an unobtrusive way.
Some tidbits of configuration screens need polishing but by and large I’m very
happy with tihs app. It delivers on its simple promise:
- We will backup your IMAP account locally
- We will do it reliably, regularly, frequently and with multiple snapshot
- We will do it unobtrusively and give you a little reassuring reminder notification that all is OK/backed up when the job is done.

PS: 5 star will come in when the little config hiccups are ironed out.

Don’t think twice about it, you will like it.
- Christian

Does what it says very well

This app literally saved my digital life. I was setting up scan to email on a certain unnamed scanner and possibly I entered some wrong settings. Since my email is IMAP based, this for unknown reasons wiped out my entire mailbox trash included, Thanks to this app and its daily backups I was able to get it all back.

Best I’ve used

I’ve tried a few gmail backup apps and been left frustrated…then I found Horcrux. It backs up the gmail for multiple accounts, can write them to remote volumes (if that’s your thing) and can restore your backup to sources other than where from where you backed it up. I can’t think of anything I’d want it to do beyond its current feature set, so well done Horcrux.

Horcrux Email Backup
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  • $14.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2014
  • Version: 2.1.1
  • Size: 3.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Suhas Sharma

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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