If Backup then More Backups!

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Everyone likes more backups. The new update lets you automate your multiple backup strategy with a feature called “Hooks”. After a backup is completed, the data can be in a way piped into other services.

As of now, we’ve implemented  these hooks. Please do let us know other ideas you might have for automation hooks.

Migrate: After a backup, the data is migrated to another IMAP account of your choosing. Essentially giving you another server backup.

Copy: The data is copied to another location in the filesystem (like NAS folder or Dropbox). Creating multiple copies of your data.


Thanks to Tadeu Bento, Matthew Graves for the idea!

New App: MBox Office – Viewer and Migration Assistant

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We are proud to announce a new app called MBox Office. You can find it on the app store.

It is simple .mbox file viewer for the Mac. You can finally open .mbox files without messing up your email client.

It will also help you migrate the emails in the .mbox file to any IMAP supported email account. If you have old .mbox files lying around, this will help you make use of it.


This was born out of a brainstorming session with the ever so awesome Matthew Waite. Thanks for the amazing feedback.

Horcrux version 2.0 is out on the Mac App Store (Mavericks compatible)

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After a month of development and a few sleepless nights, Horcrux 2 is finally out. The best feature is it works on Mavericks. It sheds a lot of baggage from a bad framework we were using before (MacRuby). It’s quite fast compared to the previous versions. It consumes a lot less power.

There are a few new features:

You can now disable a few accounts from the backup queue while still being listed in Horcrux. Thanks to Jay Hennessy for the idea.

Another feature is the ability to export the mailboxes into .mbox format. This is a very portable email archival format which many other mail clients use.

Special thanks to Matthew Waite for reporting the problem and helping us through a few design decisions.

[Quick Update] Horcrux 2.0 coming up for Mavericks compatibility

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Hello all,

The Mavericks upgrade currently broke Horcrux (as of version 1.8).

We are currently in the process of a rewrite to be compatible with Horcrux. It’s looking quite fast and power efficient (thanks to the new runtime). We should hopefully ship it by the end of the month.

We request your patience. Thanks for all the support.

Feature filled update [Version 1.7]

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Most of the updates till now have mostly been bug fixes. About a month ago, we got on the front page of Hacker News. That was amazing, we did get a small spike in visitors and got picked up by a few media outlets. Most importantly, we got some great feedback to the app.

Here are the new features:

Native Email Browsing Interface
Browse IMAP Email Backups on Mac OS X

Even though you were able to browse through your email previously (as they are just files). This goes great with our “Snapshot” feature. In case you delete an important email in the cloud, you can simply browse the required snapshot date, “Undelete” will restore back the specific email. I think this is the essence of the software.


Alternative Backup Location
Store your IMAP Email Backup at an alternative location
This was the most requested feature that’ll let you set the backup at the location of your choice (probably an NAS). Thanks to Niels for helping me fix a bug while developing the feature.


Limiting snapshots is optional

Limiting snapshots is now optional, you can have infinite number of snapshots if you want. It doesn’t require a lot of space because they are merely links to the original files.


Do let me know if you have a feature request. You could add your idea here or email me directly.