Kernel IMAP Backup allows taking backup of various IMAP email servers to PST file and other formats. It backups single as well as multiple mailboxes from IMAP email servers efficiently in just few steps.

Users can backup IMAP Server data from web-based email servers (IMAP enabled) like Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc., Also, it backs up IMAP Office 365, IMAP Exchange server (hosted & on-premises, Novell GroupWise & IBM Domino/Louts Notes (IMAP) to the following file formats:

  • PST
  • EML
  • MSG
  • MHT
  • HTML
  • PDF
  • DOC
  • DOCX

How to backup IMAP Server using Kernel IMAP Backup?

The Kernel IMAP Backup tool lets you backup a single/multiple mailbox from the source IMAP email server to multiple file formats. Follow the steps as:

Step 1:

Launch the Kernel IMAP Backup application. The welcome screen of the software appears. To add the source (IMAP server), click the Add button.

To add the source (IMAP server), click the Add button

Step 2:

In the Connect to IMAP Mailbox page, provide the source server credentials (you can get Server name details for different email servers from the list on the right side).

To add IMAP enabled Gmail account, enter the server name as imap.gmail.com (refer to the list on the right). Now provide the login details of the account. Then click Add.

To add IMAP enabled Gmail account

Similarly, you can add different IMAP email accounts

To add AOL account, use the server name as imap.aol.com (refer to the list on the right). Enter the login credentials and click Add.

To add AOL account

To add Yahoo account, enter the server as imap-mail.yahoo.com (refer to the list on the right). Enter the login details for the account and click Add

Enter the login details for the account and click Add

Likewise, you can add other accounts like Office 365, Exchange, AWS, Lotus Notes, GroupWise, etc. as the source by providing the User ID and Password details (for server names, refer to the list on the right).

After entering all required details, click the Add button. This account will get added as the Source.

Step 3:

Select the added source account and click the Set filter and Migrate option.

click the Set filter and Migrate option

Step 4:

All the source mailbox folders will get retrieved. Now, in the Filter Selection window, you can provide the required filtering:

  • Review the folder selection – To select the folders for migration.
  • Date Filter – Enter the From date and To date.
  • Item Type Filter – Select the item types for migration.
  • Exclude Deleted folder – Select if you want to exclude ‘Deleted item folder’ from migration
  • Exclude empty folders - Select if you want to exclude empty folders from the migration.
  • Select if you want to save - Provide a folder name (to save the data with hierarchy inside a mailbox folder)
  • Set operation timeout - Select an upper time limit for migration (the migration will be rejected if it exceeds this time limit).
  • Skip already migrated – Select this option if you want to avoid migrating the already migrated items i.e. to migrate only the incremented mailbox data

In the end, click I am OK, Start Migration.

migrate only the incremented mailbox data

Step 5:

Under Save As dialogue box, you can make selection of output type for the backup. After selecting PST, click OK.

After selecting PST, click OK.

Step 6:

Next, provide a destination path on the system to save the backup file and click OK.

save the backup file and click OK.

Step 7:

The backup process will get started and completed soon. Click OK. You can save the backup report to the CSV file format with the given option.

Click OK. You can save the backup report to the CSV file

Step 8:

After successful migration, a CSV report is generated and displayed.

CSV report is generated and displayed

Hence, a single mailbox is successfully backed up from the Source (IMAP enabled Gmail account) to the PST file. Similarly you can back up to other formats as well.