I bought this software based on my need for archiving my emails from Apple mail so that I could reduce the online size of my Apple mail. But after I paid for the license (very cheap) and set it up to use it, I found that the functionality I wanted was not there and the function that was there is already available in Time Machine (TM), hence I have no use for this software.
What Email Backup (EB) does is provide a timed automatic backup of your entire email. In doing this it merely replicates the same functionality that TM already provides. Even worse, with TM, I can do selective restores whereas EB does not, it can only restore the entire email DB to the point of time when the backup was taken. So this precludes any ability to archive (and remove) emails because if I restore from the backup, any new emails would disappear.
The developer explained that the purpose of EB was to provide a last resort backup. Well that is exactly what TM provides.
Each backup file created is a full backup, no incremental or differential backup capability is provided.
I tried in vain to think how I can use this for archiving purposes but any scheme I came up with wuld not work given the current functionality of EB.
The developer did say that they are thinking about providing an explorer type function to view the contents of the backup file. That and the ability to restore selected emails from the explorer view would be a great addition in my view. But in the mean time, I will remove the software from my system and rely on TM for the same functionality.
I rated the value as a 3 only because it was so cheap and got it at 40% off from Macupdate.