Back in March I told you about BackityMac, a great utility for backing up your mail.app or Entourage email (among other things). It’s an awesome application, but it has one drawback… you can’t automate or schedule backups. You have to actually launch BackityMac, and do the backup manually.
Today I came across Email Backup, a utility specifically designed to do one thing… automate your email backups. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of BackityMac, but, you never have to worry about forgetting to backup your email.
I think Email Backup is a nice little application, but it does have some room for improvement. The biggest issue I have with the app, is it doesn’t have a way to actually restore the files if you were to have an email failure. You have to just manually drag the backups back to their proper location in your system. This can be a bit of a problem if you don’t know where they are supposed to go (there’s a lot of files).
Another thing I don’t quite like is it runs completely in the background. It doesn’t give you any indication that it’s running. Some may like this, but I personally would prefer a progress bar, letting me know what it’s doing.
These issues aside, Email Backup is a nice little app, with a lot of potential. Best of all, it’s Free!
Of course, if you are a .Mac subscriber, you can just use Apple’s Backup utility to do the same thing.
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