How to make a local copy of my messages?
Posted by Olivia Rust on 21 June 2018 12:58
When your email account is going to be canceled soon or your space on the server is getting filled up, you might want to create a local backup of your messages or download them from your server.
Here are steps to follow to copy your messages and/or folders to Local folders:
Make sure to have the option to ‘Show local folders’ enabled in Menu > Settings > General > General.
To copy folders:
You can select the 'Local folders' directly if you want the folder to be at the same level as the ‘Local Inbox’, ‘Sent’, etc. If you select any of the folders directly, the folder you are copying will be a subfolder of that folder.
To copy just messages:
If you have a large number of messages that have not been previously downloaded for offline use, the copying can take some time. In that case, eM Client is downloading the messages fully for the first time so it takes longer than copying a message that is already downloaded in eM Client.
After the messages are safely copied, you can remove the originals from your account folders, in case you need to free up space on your email server.
Note: We do suggest enabling automatic database backups if you keep local copies of important messages, in case the files in your computer got corrupted or if your computer crashed.