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Using md2mb To Backup Your Mail

A program named md2mb allows you to make a backup of your mail in mbox format. To use md2mb, follow the directions below: Note that the math Department also makes backups of your mail on a nightly basis. But you can use md2mb to make your own backups or to take your mail with you when leave the department.

  1. Use an ssh client to log onto login.math.wisc.edu.
  2. Run the program md2mb. If you run the program with no options, it will make a copy of each of your mail folders, starting with your Inbox, each in a seperate file in the ~/mail/ folder in your home directory.

Examples

1. Copy all your mail folders, starting with the Inbox to the ~/mail/ directory in your home directory.

md2mb

2. Copy the Sent-Mail folder to the file ~/mail/Sent-Items.mbx :

md2mb --folder=Sent-Mail

3. Copy all of your mail but do not issue progress reports:

md2mb --quiet