Best Features of Kernel IMAP Backup Software

The software integrates the most useful features and options, as explained here.

Backup IMAP Mailboxes

Backup IMAP Mailboxes The backup tool efficiently takes the backup of single as well as multiple IMAP mailboxes to a specified location. It adds any IMAP account and completes the backup in just three steps. For the user convenience, the software interface itself carries the server name and port number information of multiple IMAP Servers.

Bulk Mailbox Backup with CSV

Bulk Mailbox Backup with CSV The tool allows using a CSV file for the direct addition of multiple IMAP mailboxes for backup. Users need to add details like server name, user name, and password for all the mailboxes in CSV file and then import it directly to the software. Then, you can take the IMAP Email backup through CSV file details consisting of mailbox details.

Supports Multiple IMAP Servers

Supports Multiple IMAP Servers With this tool, users can backup mailboxes from IMAP Servers including Yahoo, Gmail, G Suite, Amazon WorkMail, AOL, Zimbra,,, Zoho Mail, etc. quite easily.

Backup to Different File Formats

Backup to Different File Formats The tool allows its users to choose the file type in which they want to save the added IMAP mailbox data. The saving options available for the users are PST, DOC, DOCX, EML, MSG, MHT, HTML, and PDF file formats.

Filters IMAP Mailboxes

Filters IMAP Mailboxes The IMAP backup tool provides multiple options like folder selection, date range filter, exclude a folder, etc. which can be used for selective backup of IMAP mailbox data. These filters are helpful to choose and backup IMAP emails that are important for your business.

Secure IMAP Backup

Secure IMAP Backup The IMAP mailbox backup with this tool is absolutely secure. It does not hamper the hierarchy and structure of mailboxes during or after backup. The entire data is placed in the backup file with all its metadata and properties.

Offers Incremental Backup

Offers Incremental Backup The IMAP backup tool integrates an option for incremental backup. By incremental backup, it means that the tool skips older mailbox items which are present in previous backup and migrates only the additional data if you want to do so. To backup IMAP emails from an existing account, you should use the given feature to skip such items whose backup is present already.

Save Backup Reports in CSV

Save Backup Reports in CSV Users can save the complete IMAP backup details to a CSV file once the backup is done. This CSV file can be stored at the desired location. This report contains details like mailbox address, folder name, status, item counts, and error details (if any).

Safe & Secure Backup

Safe & Secure Backup The IMAP Backup tool ensures complete accuracy and security of data throughout the backup process. In all the steps of the IMAP backup— from adding the source to backing up the mailboxes— the IMAP data is not altered in any way.

Backup the G Suite Data

Backup the G Suite Data If you have multiple mailboxes in your G Suite account, then you can easily back up the entire mailboxes to PST format with an advanced utility – Kernel G Suite Backup. With this software, you can back up whole Gmail data, Google Hangouts, G Drive Calendar/Appointments, and Contacts Read more..

IMAP Backup & Restore

IMAP Backup & Restore In addition to taking the backup of IMAP mailboxes to offline files, the technician version of the software allows to import PST to IMAP server too. You can perform both jobs simultaneously and gain the maximum benefits from your accounts. The restore feature will place the file directly to the online mailbox of IMAP account.

Saves PST file to IMAP Server

Saves PST file to IMAP Server PST files are the primary mailbox created by Outlook that you can save into select IMAP server easily. Our software supports various platforms like Gmail, AOL, Yahoo,, Zimbra, Amazon WorkMail, etc. There will be helpful filters to apply on selected PST files.


Users can take the following easy steps to backup IMAP emails with our software:

Step 1: Please download the Kernel IMAP Backup tool on the system where you want to back up the emails.

Step 2: Install and launch the program.

Step 3: Now click the Add button. It will open a dialog box.

Step 4: Enter the Server Name, User Email Address, Password, and Port no. (users can add multiple accounts manually or with a CSV file).

Step 5: Click Add; it will add and list the IMAP account.

Step 6: Click the Set filters and Migrate button.

Step 7: Select desired folders and filters here and proceed.

Step 8: Choose the output format > saving location > click OK.

Step 9: The software will start the backup process.

You can download the sample CSV file from the software interface and edit it with the source details like source login account, source password, source server name, source port number, SSL number, etc.
No. There is no such preview option, but you can do selective backup using smart filter options – date range, folder exclusion options, etc.
Yes, definitely. The tool includes Exclude Deleted folder option in the Filter section which ignores deleted folders from backup.
A. No, the tool provides it for you. It includes all IMAP Server account server names, authentication information, and port number details within the software interface itself. So, for adding any IMAP account, you just require the log in credentials.
No, the folder structure and metadata remain as it is during and after the IMAP mailbox backup. You will have the IMAP data in PST file exactly as it was in the IMAP Server.

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Software Prerequisites & Recommendations

About Software

  • Version: 21.3
  • Release Date: May 2020
  • License Type: Home, Corporate & Technician

Version Support

Outlook PST File - Office 365, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 98 and 97

System Requirements

  • Hard Disk

    50 MB of disk space

  • Memory

    128 MB Minimum

  • Processor

    Intel® Pentium Processor compatible (x86, x64) or equivalent

  • Operating System

    Windows OS Platforms - Windows 365/ 11/ 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000/ 98/ NT and 95 Windows Server 2016/ 2012/ 2008 R2/ 2008/ 2003 R2/ 2003

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What customers say about Kernel IMAP Backup

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I had 30GB IMAP folder, that was almost full. Thanks to the Kernel IMAP Backup tool that backup email data from IMAP Server to Local storage.

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October 12, 2022

This is an excellent IMAP Email Backup tool, I took email backup from GMAIL to Outlook.PST on my PC. Thanks!

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September 12, 2022

I used this IMAP Backup tool to take Gmail backup of multiple mailboxes from IMAP Server to PST. Highly recommend

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