[H-GEN] getting stored gmail into a real mail client

Thorne, Stephen stephen at thorne.id.au
Mon Apr 9 05:13:36 EDT 2012

Using Thunderbird to sync all the email using imap is an approach that
should work. Just configure Thunderbird to download a full copy for offline

It will take some time, be patient.
On Apr 9, 2012 7:07 AM, "mick" <bareman at tpg.com.au> wrote:

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> My father passed away last week and among the many tasks needing attention
> is to recover about 6,000 emails stored on his gmail account so I can sort
> them in to mails for mum, anything relating to his estate, those relating
> to his genealogical research etc.
> I have never bothered with gmail myself until now but immediately found it
> unsuited to managing several years of mail in other than one at a time.
> Is there a way to download them to a real mail client?
> mick
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