MailStoreHome to backup and restore your email account

By: Team (Support)   Posted on: October 2, 2011

In our earlier post we have introduced a software named "ImapSize" for backing up your mail server. Now we are introducing another easy to use mail backup solution called "MailStore Home". You can download it from and Itís free for personal use. You will be able to archive all your existing user account of your old service provider and then export them into your newly created account on Web Circuit India Server. MailStore Home can archive messages directly from IMAP and POP3 servers. IMAP accounts allow archiving of mail folders (such as the Sent folder), whereas POP3 accounts don't have folders and don't normally store sent mail on the server. To archive directly from a mail server, proceed as follows:
  • Open MailStore Home.
  • Select the Archive Email section in the left-hand column.
  • Under the Email Account section, enter your email address.
  • Click on the Start button.
  • Confirm your email address was entered correctly and enter your password
  • Click on OK.

    MailStore Home will attempt to determine settings automatically. If you receive a message reading MailStore was unable to auto-detect your email account settings enter the following information:
  • Your Server Type: Select either IMAP, POP3 or Microsoft Exchange Server, based on what your provider offers.
  • Choose an appropriate type of Encryption, contact your service provider for more information.
  • Enter the Server Name.
  • Change your User Name if necessary.
  • Please Note: Many mail servers use your email address here.
  • Click OK to complete creating the account.
  • Select the Profile that you created and click Run to start archiving all available messages, or click Properties to review advanced options such as only archiving specific date ranges or specific IMAP folders.
Setting up message exporting is similar to setting up archive profiles in that you will have to tell MailStore Home where to save messages, and you will have to choose what messages to export. Exchange Mailbox and IMAP Mailbox options will allow you to export messages to an Exchange mail server or an IMAP mail server respectively. MailStore Home will create a folder structure on the server and export messages into the MailStore Home folder structure. (Note that after exporting messages, you may need to refresh the folder list in your mail client, or you may need to subscribe to the newly created folders. Please refer to your mail client's documentation for specific instructions on how to see the new folders. )

For further help visit Mailstore Help Page

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