We’ve already shown how to backup data from email programs on Windows, and so we thought it was only fair to do the same for Mac users. Using a free tool cleverly named Email Backup you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that you have a backup of your Apple Mail, Microsoft Entourage, Eudora, or Thunderbird data. For those of you who have suffered the heartache of data loss you know just how valuable a backup like this can be.

Email Backup is really nothing fancy because all it does is copy the data and configuration files for the various applications into the location you specify. To restore the data from a backup you’ll have to manually copy it back into the respective directory, which for Apple Mail is /Users/USERNAME/Library/Mail/.

The one nice thing about this is that you can schedule a backup to occur at any time and on any day. You can additionally choose where you want the backups to be stored:

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While it’s nothing too fancy this application can really come through in a bind. Once you have it setup you don’t really have to worry about anything else. And hopefully in a future version the developer will include a way to restore a backup from within the application.

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