Backup and restore your GMail account
Version: 0.104GMail Backup is a software that allows you to regularly backup/restore e-mails stored in the Gmail account.
Operating System: Linux
Reasons to backup:
Outage of Google e-mail service
If you noticed yesterday outage of the Google e-mail service, it was an error on your side. Google had a bug in the system of contacts and it caused malfunction of the web interface of Gmail. Failure of the service lasted approximately two hours and affected mainly web interface. Users, who accessed their mailbox in alternative ways, probably did not notice any problems.
This time you do not have to worry about the e-mails, the archive has not been affected by this bug. Bug was removed and Gmail is fully functioning now. Although there is no data loss, we should be careful.
Why you should backup your GMail account
There is a lot of posts around the internet which refers to the e-mail lost caused by the outage of the service provider. If you are using the GMail, you have to keep in mind that GMail is still marked as BETA (see the small notice bellow the GMail logo). Today I have found this article about the large GMail disaster.