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Email Backup 2, Backup Pro 2 go live

updated 09:35 am EDT, Thu May 22, 2008

Email Backup/Backup Pro 2

Maza Digital has updated several of its programs, beginnning with Email Backup Pro, now at v2.0. The software runs scheduled backups of messages from apps like Mail, Entourage, Eudora and Thunderbird, and is also able to replace existing databases and perform compression. The second edition is a major overhaul, with a new interface and manager, along with new engines for both backup and restoration. Schedule timing can additionally be more complex. The software is $10 new, but cheaper as an upgrade.

Maza has also released a corresponding free version of Email Backup, which drops the Pro moniker. New here are an improved interface and backup engine, as well as Entourage 2008 support, and a Sparkle-based updater. Both the Pro and standard versions of the software require Mac OS X 10.4.

Finally, iTunes Consolidator -- used to to find and integrate "stray" music tracks -- has been updated to v1.5. This brings with it a new interface, a faster search engine and enhanced ID Tag reading, although it now also requires Mac OS X Leopard. It is $5 new or free to previous owners.




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  1. Mimi-mim

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    This looks brilliant

    Far better than my cron job!

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    .Mac

    This is one of the oft ignored benefits of .Mac. In syncing your email between multiple computers, it is essentially backing up your email online. And you can 'restore' from this backup whenever you choose.


  1. DahlBryn

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Huh? Paid-for Mail Backup

    I don't get it... why would I spend money on backup software for e-mail when I can just drag 'n drop my
    whole mail folder to another drive or burn to CD/DVD.

    Save your pennies and drag the Mail folder to another HD:
    HardDriveName/Users/UserAccountName/Library/Mail

    I have an Automator script that does this at 6pm every day. After a month or so, I just trash what I don't want.
    I've never had a Mail.app crash, but I'm prepared if it
    does by just copying back the Mail folder.

    I have 5 mail accounts and thru 4 years have over 20,000
    kept e-mails, 8,000 kept responses, 10 signatures, etc.
    This equates to 120MB of uncompressed copied data.
    No biggie for drives these days or to burn to CD / DVD.

    I suppose if you're using MS-Office mail apps, this might
    be different, but most Mac users use Mail.app and this
    is dead simple and doesn't cost anything.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: huh?

    Or, you could just use an IMAP account and your email is stored on the server itself.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Hmmm

    It doesn't support PowerMail. I guess that means it's not a major application?

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