Mail Archiver X

Mail Archiver X 5.2

Create backups of your email messages, folders, and entire accounts.

Mail Archiver X helps you create backups of your email messages, which you can access in offline mode. In this respect, it is excellent that it can store anything from individual messages and folders to an entire email account. Luckily, it can import messages from not only your mail clients but also directly from your accounts, with support of such email providers as iCloud, Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, or any other IMAP account.

The tool is easy to set up and link to the desired email account, thanks to the help of a wizard. Then, it scans the desired accounts and stores the messages on a local database. Fortunately, the main window of this tool resembles that of an email client so there is no special difficulty in using it. There are three panels. The first one shows your mailboxes and good news is that it preserves the original folder structure of your accounts. The second shows the list of messages along with information like sender, recipient, subject and date. The other panel is intended for previewing the contents of the currently open message as well as its attachments, headers and tags.

It is good to know that Mail Archiver X has built-in search features that can help you find the desired message in no time. Likewise, the tool can be scheduled to archive email messages without your intervention. Fortunately, it can identify already-archived messages and avoid creating duplicates. However, it is a shame that the archiving operation may get increasingly slow as the database becomes larger. Finally, the messages can be exported to various formats, including PDF, RTF, MBOX, XML and plain text.

To conclude, Mail Archiver X is an excellent choice if you receive lots of email messages or your mailbox has a storage limit. Likewise, by archiving your messages and deleting them from your account, you can still have access to them while making your mailbox much more responsive and easier to manage. Similarly, the creation of local backups instead of storing them on the cloud reduces the risk of them falling into the wrong hands. The product is free to try without feature restrictions for ten days and there is also a Pro edition.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Allows scheduling backups
  • Avoids creating duplicate copies
  • Built-in search features
  • Preserves the mailbox´s folder structure
  • Protects you from data theft and loss
  • Exports to various formats
  • Imports from various types of clients and email providers

Cons

  • Backups may get increasingly slow as the database gets larger
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