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Backup your GMail account with GPG encryption.

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# Encrypted Gmail Backup

Place your config in in ~/.encrypted_gmail_backup

Sample Config:

[gmail] username = password = changeme

[gpg] keyid = 76AA7B2CF3FD360E binary = gpg

[backup] path = /backup/gmail/ metafile = gmailmeta.txt archive = messages.tar

[gmail] username = NONE password = NONE server = folder = [Gmail]/All Mail

[gpg] # The recipient to encrypt to. keyid = 76AA7B2CF3FD360E binary = gpg home = ~/.gnupg encoding = utf-8

[backup] # Target directory for the backup. Must exist and end in a trailing slash. path = /tmp/

# Name of the target archive. # Appended to the backup path. archive = messages.tar

# Stores the ID of the last fetched message. metafile = gmailmeta.txt

# If your backup directory is on mounted device, # the script can check if the target directory exists first and fail gracefully. onexternal = no

# Ensure only one instance of the script per username. use_pid = yes pid_prefix = /tmp/encrypted_gmail_backup

Be sure to chmod 600 ~/.encrypted_gmail_backup so that other users can’t read your password.

I have MacGPG installed on my system, so I changed binary to:

binary = /usr/local/MacGPG2/bin/gpg2

Then run gmail-backup and it will start to fetch your mail!

Based on Andrew Jennings’ [gmail-backup](

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