Email Backup Pro
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Email Backup Pro is an easy-to-use, powerful, automated email backup solution. It allows for scheduled backups of the most common email applications through the configuration of a simple interface.

Features:
  • Easy restoration from an email backup.
  • Allows any number of previous backups to be kept
  • Compressed Backups
  • Major Email application support
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Auto-mounting of server volumes
What's New
Version 2.8:
  • Improved OS X 10.9 support.
  • Fix for crash on launch.
  • Fix for being unable to restore in OS X 10.9.
  • New icon by Marcelo Marfil.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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Email Backup Pro User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Billybob152 commented on 23 Feb 2014
Emailed this developer twice about the same problem. Absolutely no response. DO NOT BUY THIS SOFTWARE. No support.
[Version 2.8]


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Michael-Vilain reviewed on 03 Aug 2013
I should have listened to the "poor customer service" comments on this page. How about "no customer service"?

I've run this for 6 months or so. In both 10.6 and 10.8, EMP will sometimes randomly select a name from devices on my network and use that instead of 'hostid' for backup filenames. I've mailed the developer a couple times but been totally ignored. At this point, I think the backups are redundant with Time Machine anyway. I can open up mail, go back to a date in TM, and the emails sent and received that day are all there. I hope this developer has a day-job because this piece of junk wasn't worth the $10 I paid for it.
[Version 2.7.2]


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Eodtech reviewed on 11 Feb 2012
February 11, 2012 - 2.6.1 update released to fix apps ability to restart after a backup. Back to a 5 star app. This app also backs up your address book and backup / restoring Address Book is an added bonus.
[Version 2.6.1]

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Mglamb replied on 18 Apr 2012
Unfortunately, I'm still having the same issues even with this latest update - a full system reboot is needed after a backup in order for Mail to be able to log into my accounts. Uninstalled again. Permanently.
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Nimin replied on 02 Jan 2013
@Mglamb: I'm having the same problem as you are when the program preferences are set to restart Apple Mail after a scheduled backup. (I've found that it will work fine if you remove the auto configuration and run it manually.) I did notice that during a scheduled backup, Apple Mail would reopen before Email Backup Pro was finished, precisely what the popup window warns you not to do. By unchecking the "Launch email client after backup" option, I can open Apple Mail after the backup without any problems. Yes, it's a "work-around" that I don't particularly like, but at least I can get an automatic backup. I will email the developer this info, maybe it will give him a clue where to look for a fix.
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Eodtech commented on 12 Jan 2012
Six months after Lion and it's still broken. Don't waste you time and $$ on this app - it does not work with Lion. Apple Mail locks up after this app is run and it's a pain to get Apple Mail back up and running. Anyone with suggestions for a good back up solution for Apple Mail?
[Version 2.5.5]


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Mglamb commented on 04 Sep 2011
Poor customer service from the developer. I first registered this product in August of 2007 and it has worked reliably until I upgraded my Macbook Pro to Lion. The issue I am now having is that the logins to my various mail servers (IMAP and SMTP) fail consistently after a backup has been run. Entering the passwords in the dialog boxes doesn't work. The only solution is a full system reboot, with the problem recurring at the next backup. A complete uninstall and reinstall has had no effect.

A detailed help request with console dump was emailed to support on July 30th and remains unanswered.

At this point, the application has been uninstalled and will remain so until the issue is resolved.
[Version 2.5.5]

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Eodtech replied on 21 Nov 2011
2 1/2 months later and it's still BROKEN. Any goo alternate choice for AppleMail ? TIA
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Nimin replied on 02 Jan 2013
@Mglamb: I'm having the same problem as you are when the program preferences are set to restart Apple Mail after a scheduled backup. (I've found that it will work fine if you remove the auto configuration and run it manually.) I did notice that during a scheduled backup, Apple Mail would reopen before Email Backup Pro was finished, precisely what the popup window warns you not to do. By unchecking the "Launch email client after backup" option, I can open Apple Mail after the backup without any problems. Yes, it's a "work-around" that I don't particularly like, but at least I can get an automatic backup. I will email the developer this info, maybe it will give him a clue where to look for a fix.
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Jimw commented on 27 Feb 2011
While it has been stated before that Time Machine also backs up Mail it is not totally intuitive on how to do it or more explicitly, how to retrieve mail once it's back up. Here's how:
-Open Mail
- Launch Time Machine
- Either do a search using the search field or browse through the desired box till the message is found.
- Choose the messages you wish to retrieve
- Press restore
the desired messages are retrieved into your current mailbox.

So if you're using Time Machine and find a reliable as I do, you already own an excellent way of backing up and retreating old mail messages.

So unless this program offers you a specific feature that you really want to spend $10 for, you may have something else more useful to spend your $10 on.
[Version 2.5.4]


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Dixieblu commented on 11 Nov 2010
Tried to update to 2.5.3. Had an Update error! The Update is improperly signed.
[Version 2.5.3]


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GeoProf commented on 09 Nov 2010
It would be nice if the developer could explicitly state in this MacUpdate.com post which email clients it works with (aside from those cryptically mentioned in the What's New > Version 2.5.1 section). Naturally, I assume it works with Apple's Mail, but what about Entourage, Thunderbird or the newly released Outlook from Office 2011?
[Version 2.5.1]

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Squashed Software (developer) replied on 10 Nov 2010
The list of support clients are:
Apple Mail, Microsoft Entourage v.X, 2004 and 2008, Eudora 6 and 8, Thunderbird 2 and 3, Postbox 1 and 2, GyazMail, Mailsmith, and Outlook 2011
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Maza Digital (developer) commented on 07 Nov 2010
We have not had any contact from you since June last year. We were unaware that there was still a problem.

Cheers,
The Squashed Software Team
[Version 2.5.1]


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Generalcody commented on 27 Mar 2010
This is a really nice e-mail backup solution for Apple Mail. I put my backups into my DropBox Folder, and voila! Constant backup.
[Version 2.4.2]


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Prologos had trouble on 11 Nov 2010
Error with "auto update" here to.
Download works fine, then install it over the old one.
[Version 2.5.3]


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Baannongdong-Kap had trouble on 04 Nov 2010
Tried everything including email exchange with the developer. Every single backup gives a dialogue showing that there were errors. Backups are Gigabits and the app won't backup to drop box. Every notification at the end of backup requires looking at the console to see the errors log. After corresponding with the developer and following the suggestions given, there has been no change. Even though I bought the Pro version, it has never worked for me, so I uninstalled it today (I had hoped to keep the email on all my computers up to date without starting each one to download mail.)
[Version 2.5]


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7h31ll3g4l had trouble on 11 Jan 2010
error backup because?

2010-01-12 02:02:24.540 Email Backup Pro[1380:207] Created Squashed Software folder in users Application Support directory.
2010-01-12 02:02:27.009 Email Backup Pro[1380:207] Trial Version in use.
2010-01-12 02:02:27.010 Email Backup Pro[1380:207] Created Email Backup Pro folder in users Squashed Software directory.
2010-01-12 02:02:27.010 Email Backup Pro[1380:207] Moving Backup Engine
2010-01-12 02:02:27.020 Email Backup Pro[1380:207] Preferences: Finished Loading
2010-01-12 02:02:27.056 Email Backup Pro[1380:207] Email Backup Pro was mis-configured.
2010-01-12 02:02:28.559 Email Backup Pro[1380:207] Email Backup Pro launched
2010-01-12 02:02:34.832 Email Backup Pro[1380:207] -[NSOpenPanel _setIncludeNewFolderButton:] is deprecated. Please stop calling it.
2010-01-12 02:02:41.866 Email Backup Pro[1380:207] Trial Mode: Schedule disabled. Run Now allowed.
2010-01-12 02:02:44.299 BackupEngine[1396:207] Trial Mode - Run Now
2010-01-12 02:02:44.684 BackupEngine[1396:207] Results of the Email Backup:
Checking for destination...
Quiting email application...
2010-01-12 02:02:44.692 BackupEngine[1396:207] Quiting Address Book application...
2010-01-12 02:02:44.694 BackupEngine[1396:207] Creating backup files
2010-01-12 02:02:44.701 BackupEngine[1396:207] Backing up Mail...
2010-01-12 02:02:46.728 BackupEngine[1396:207] Backing up Mail Attachments...
2010-01-12 02:02:46.731 BackupEngine[1396:207] ditto: no files for PKZip archive
2010-01-12 02:02:46.738 BackupEngine[1396:207] Tue Jan 12 02:02:46 CET 2010: Backup failed. Please see above error messages.
2010-01-12 02:02:46.869 BackupEngine[1396:207] Cleaning up after failed Backup

thank

bye
[Version 2.4.1]

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Lounge Deluxe replied on 12 Jan 2010
Why not send this error log to the developer?

mono38 rated on 25 Nov 2013

[Version 2.7.2]



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Aklein3876 rated on 04 Aug 2013

[Version 2.7.2]



Viktor0454 rated on 10 Jul 2012

[Version 2.7]



Thierry Girard rated on 02 Apr 2011

[Version 2.5.4]



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Remi rated on 23 Mar 2011

[Version 2.5.4]


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Date:29 Jan 2014
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Email Backup Pro is an easy-to-use, powerful, automated email backup solution. It allows for scheduled backups of the most common email applications through the configuration of a simple interface.

Features:
  • Easy restoration from an email backup.
  • Allows any number of previous backups to be kept
  • Compressed Backups
  • Major Email application support
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Auto-mounting of server volumes


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