May 29

Email Backup Pro 2

Normally: $9.95

ZOT Price: $4.95

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Simplistic Backup With A Professional Touch

Email Backup Pro is an easy to use, powerful, automated email backup solution. It allows for scheduled backups of the most common email applications through the configuration of a simple interface.

What’s New in Version 2

  • Updated Interface
  • New Backup Engine
  • New Backup Manager
  • New Restore Engine
  • Server Volume Automounts
  • Backup in progress visual feedback
  • Advanced Schedule Timing

    Major Features:

  • Scheduled Backups
  • Major email applications are supported
  • Easy restoration
  • Customizable Scheduling
  • Compressed Single file backups
  • Server Automounting
  • Email Backup Pro Requires a Mac running 10.4 or later and any of the following support clients:

  • Apple Mail
  • Entourage v.X
  • Entourage 2004
  • Entourage 2008
  • Eudora
  • Thunderbird
  • Mailsmith
  • GyazMail
  • See for more info.

    14 Responses to “Email Backup Pro 2”

    1. Kay Ezzell Says:

      Is there any advantage to this if you have Leopard with Time Machine making backups?


    2. ubrgeek Says:

      Good question. I’d like to test that the SMB connection works. I store my backups on a terabyte Ubuntu box and would need to make sure this would to that. If so, this means you could do what I’m doing and backup to a non-Mac machine (assuming Time Machine doesn’t do that now. I don’t use it so I don’t know.)

      Anyone know an answer to Kay’s question?

    3. Aaron Scott Says:

      ubrgeek has it right. You can back to a larger variety of locations, Its easy to move files to servers, or other machines not running OSX.

      You can download a trial from and test the SMB Automounting by using the “run now” command. We have lots of users already using Automounts to various NAS boxes, and servers. EBP will automount anything that is running SMB or AFP.

    4. Mark Says:

      I’m looking for a replacement for Mailsteward. Mailsteward works great, but the price has gotten out of hand after their supposed upgrade to 8.x. This doesn’t archive email, just backs up the email directories, correct? I looked at the site, but just wanted to be sure.

    5. Aaron Scott Says:

      Mark, That is correct. EBP backs up all the needed directories and files into a single file.

    6. Walker Argendeli Says:

      Wait, it’s not backing up the actual messages? What exactly is it backing up then. I need a little clarification.

      For instance, let’s say I migrated to a new system or I had a drive failure, but my email back pro backup was stored. Could I use it to restore my messages, etc., and if not, what would be restored?

    7. Walker Argendeli Says:

      One more thing- how does it compare to mailsteward?

    8. Soukyan Says:

      So I really want to get this application because it would be extremely handy for me, but I am trying to use the trial to run a quick backup and when I click “Run Now”, the application window minimizes to the Dock. I am running it on Mac OS X 10.5.3 on a PowerBook (PPC). Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    9. ubrgeek Says:

      Mark – I’m guessing (and I haven’t played with it nor sadly will get a chance) that based on the part of the documentation is works from a single mbox: “When choosing to restore from a backup another window will be displayed giving you
      information about the _file_ you are restoring from.”

      Walker/Mark – I’m looking for a “mailsteward-like” app, too. But, yeah, it’s too expensive (I’ve asked Maczot and John Seward the developer if there were any plans to offer it as a Zot and they both replied that there’s nothing currently planned.) I’m guessing that EBP2 isn’t a replacement nor something that can be compared. MS is for offloading your email to a Sqlite database for searching, etc.) and then deleting the originals if you want to. EBP2 is for backup purposes only.

      Truthfully, I’ve kind of gotten past my previously strong desire for MS. A combination of MailTags and HoudahSpot lets me search through files really quickly. Together they were cheaper and still offer the same functionality. (Actually, a little more. When I tried MS last it didn’t offer support for Leopard’s QuickView, which HoudahSpot does.)

    10. Aaron Scott Says:

      Hi all,

      There seems to be a minor issue with the “Run Now” when in trial mode. We have confirm that this does not affect the program when it is registered. We are currently working on a fix.

      The fix will be available soon.

    11. MrStinkEye Says:

      I’m running OS X 10.4.11 on a Dual G5 Power Mac. Does Email Backup Pro do anything other than create crash logs?

    12. bikoz Says:


      I confirm, EBP does not work for me with the “Run Now” when in trial mode.

      Too bad…

      FYI: I’m running 10.5.3 / Intel Macbook.

    13. Aaron Scott Says:

      Hi All,

      When trying to use EBP in trial mode – please upgraded to the latest version. I just released version 2.0.2. It is available via the software update feature built-in to the preferences in EBP.

      This new version finally squashes the infamous “Run Now” bugs.

      Thanks for your patience.

    14. Soukyan Says:

      Zotted this even before I knew about the developer fixing that Trial Mode bug. Great service. I am very pleased with this little application so far. It is well worth the price even at full price. Thanks, Aaron.