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Gmail Backup

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# Gmail Backup

This is a small command-line tool that backs up your Gmail.
It downloads your email messages as [RFC822]( format *.eml text files, which are compatible with most email clients.

## Installation

This requires Python 2.7.
You can install dependencies using this command:

pip install gmailbackup

## Command Line Usage

Download all email messages into the "email" directory:

./ -u <username> -p <password>

Download all email messages labeled "foo" and "bar" into their own subdirectories under "mydir":

./ -u <username> -p <password> -l foo,bar -o mydir

## Python Usage

To get started, use the `GmailClient` class in a `with` statement, authenticate it, then iterate any mailbox (label) you'd like.
The `GmailClient` is a simple wrapper around the IMAP4 client.

from gmailbackup import GmailClient

with GmailClient() as client:
client.authentiate('', 'mypassword')
client.save_mailbox('Some Label', 'path/to/downloads')

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