Backing up emails can be a cumbersome task, and the results are often not very user friendly nor easily accessible.
These are the reasons that Mbox2xml was created.
We thought an email backup tool should have the following properties:
* Easy to use. * The backups should be easily accessible, both for humans and computer software. * The tool should allow for automation so it can easily be integrated with existing back-up methods.
Therefore it was decided that the program should store the exported emails in an XML format which, together with a provided stylesheet, can be viewed in any modern webbrowser, no matter where the backup is stored. Also, XML is easily imported into existing software solutions. And finally, Mbox2xml has both a graphical user interface for ease of use, and a command line version for easier automation.