Backing up/Restoring Mailboxes via Horde Webmail

Backing up/Restoring Mailboxes via Horde Webmail

To back up individual mailboxes via Horde:

* In the navigation menu at left click on your general "mail" folder (which should contain all your mail sub-folders)

* Next, in the menu bar at top, click on "Folders."

* Now select the folder you wish to export by checking its box.

* Next, select "Download Folder(s)" from the "Choose Action:" drop-down box.

* You will be given an .mbox file to download. Store it in a location you'll remember.

These backups can then be stored off-line if needed, or can be imported
into a standards compliant mail client, such as Apple Mail.

To restore mailboxes via Horde:

Importing Your Emails Into Horde

* Click "Folders" in the menu bar.
* Select "Create
Folder" from the "Choose Action:" drop-down box and give your new
folder a name (preferrably the same name as the one you just exported

* Now select this folder by checking its box.

* This time, select "Import Messages" from the "Choose Action:" drop-down box.

* Next you'll browse to the download location you used above and select your .mbox file to import and click "Import."

* Your messages should automatically be imported into your newly created folder.

* Double check the new folder and make sure the messages are there and that they are intact.

Rinse and repeat for all your folders. For folders that are too large
(your browser stalls or stops loading on export), you most likely have
messages with attachments that are too large to handle. We recommend
sorting the messages by size, downloading the attachments from the
largest messages and forwarding them on with your preferred email
client along with the message body. Then move (or delete) these
messages from the folder you wish to export and try again. Eventually
you will have gotten the folder down to a reasonable enough size and
the export will succeed.
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