moderated Re: How can I batch save emails for archiving?
I have an email address with one of each POP and IMAP. I thought that emails in IMAP were only kept on the server for 60 days. I have emails in my in box from 2015 that I want to keep. Why can’t I just copy them from their folder on my computer to an external drive?
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From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: How can I batch save emails for archiving?
How are you accessing them? Look in your account settings in your current email client and the name of the incoming mail server will typically have IMAP in its name if you're using IMAP and POP if you're using POP.
If you're using IMAP, then you don't have to do anything other than to set up your account on your new machine in the email client of your choosing. All of your mail is kept on the IMAP server and it's fetched when you open a message to read it.
If you're using POP, then a bit more detail would be needed about how your account is currently set up under WLM for POP access. Things become more complicated because of how POP works and whether you've changed any defaults with regard to how quickly (or slowly) you're purging messages from the server.
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