On rewriting GmailKeeper: Better logging for fixing problems in the new version

Note: There will be a slight price increase and the version for Google Apps will be separated and will be priced differently. So you might want to buy Gmail Keeper now and get the upgrade in your free upgrade period when this new version is out. If the release is delayed, your free upgrade period will be extended accordingly.

The completely new GmailKeeper for Gmail backup

As the following screenshot (a connection test that you can perform once you have created a backup jo) shows, the upcoming brand new GmailKeeper has a better logging ability. The better logging function is for improving the quality of this Gmail backup tool that backs up e-mail data from the Gmail IMAP servers. When a problem come to a program like GmailKeeper, the sources are not limited to the program itself or the user’s computer, but it might be the Internet connection, or more frequently, the Gmail IMAP4 servers. So a better logging will definitely help solving a problem and improve the quality of this Google Apps and Gmail backup software for Windows. gmail imap backup tool connection testing

If you can’t see the above screenshot, here is what the gmail IMAP server connection testing shows:

18:46:22.907 The connection test is started!
18:46:22.908 Server: imap.gmail.com
18:46:22.908 Server Port: 993
18:46:22.908 User: ausername@gmail.com
18:46:22.908 Password: [hidden]
18:46:26.433 [Received]: * OK Gimap ready for requests from 113.85.167.181 wq6mb98587639pac
18:46:26.442 [Sent]: C1 LOGIN [hidden credentials]
18:46:26.963 [Received]: C1 NO [AUTHENTICATIONFAILED] Invalid credentials (Failure)
18:46:26.972 [Sent]: C2 LOGOUT
18:46:27.334 [Received]: * BYE Logout Requested wq6mb98587639pacC2 OK Quoth the raven, nevermore... wq6mb98587639pac
18:46:27.346 Login failed! Is your user name and password correct?
18:46:27.348 Background testing thread has finished.

Email Viewer – preview video of upcoming new Gmail Keeper

By “new Gmail Keeper” I mean a completely rewritten version of this Gmail backup tool, I think you can tell by the new user interface.

The new email viewer is a simple, Gmail-Web-alike viewer for the backup data – including the Gmail labels, the email themselves and the email attachments (open with associated, external programs, eg your MS Word).

The brand new version of Gmail Keeper will also address many of the problems in the current version, for example, the 4GB zip file size limit will be gone. I’ll cover more details in the upcoming blog posts.

PS: There will be a slight price increase and the version for Google Apps will be separated and will be priced differently. So you might want to buy Gmail Keeper now and get the upgrade in your free upgrade period when this new version is out. And of course, there will be a special price for current GmailKeeper users.

BTW, the old plan for the new version of this gmail backup software was different – it was a run-locally-web-based software, and that plan had led to a new project of mine – LIVEditor (a real-time html/css/js code editor). And I changed my plan as you can see in the video. I’ll reveal more details on this in the future.

If you are impatient, here is a screenshot:

new Gmail Keeper gmail backup software

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Turn off your Anti-virus software and you Gmail backup will be speedy!

A tip for Gmail Keeper users:

When doing the backup, the current version of Gmail Keeper saves each email as an individual .eml file to a temporary disk folder, before moving them to the final .zip archive – so that means a lot of small files being created and deleted.

If you have an AV software monitoring your disk in real-time, it might significantly slow down the backup process. try temporarily disable the real-time protection option (if luckily there is a such option).

BTW, some reported strange problems, such as failing to compress the .eml files, etc, are also caused by the real-time file protection of the AV software.

PS: I’m behind my schedule of developing the new version of Gmail Keeper, sorry…

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