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The key is configuring your account to be accessible via IMAP. I've used IMAPSize to backup GMail accounts. To schedule regular backups on a server I use OfflineIMAP. Although a quick G search reveals tons of tools/scripts/services to do backup of IMAP servers and especially of GMail.


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A Google engineering team started an internal 'organization' dedicated to this called the Data Liberation Front. They are working through all the Google products and will continue to update their site as new or improved methods for moving data in and out of their web applications are created. The DLF sees themselves as being a bit subversive, because a ...


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Similar to @LBushkin's suggestion, use a local POP client, but use Thunderbird. Outlook uses a proprietary format for its local data store. Emails are saved as plain text files, one file per folder.


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Go to Google Reader. Go to the Settings page. Click on Folders and Tags. Your starred items are private, you can make them public. then you can access a public page which has a feed. Look at the XML, almost all XML from Google Reader has something that looks like this: <gr:continuation>CJyPg4L2wKIC</gr:continuation> take that and add it to ...


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This is where the power of Google Apps Script kicks in. If you paste the following script in a new Google Spreadsheet (Tools, Script editor, press the bug icon to authenticate the script), then new sheets will be automatically created based on the number of labels present. After that, the e-mail addresses will be added. function getEmails() { // set ...


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As far as I am aware, there's no built in way to do this on Youtube. You could of course use the Youtube API to easily get all of your playlists in xml using the following: https://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/[YOUR_USER_NAME]/playlists?v=2 Example: https://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/oisinorion/playlists?v=2 That xml file will have the ...


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Go to Settings -> Import/Export -> Export your subscriptions as an OPML file. A little info about OPML files.


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Consider got-your-back which "is a command line tool that backs up and restores your Gmail account". You can invoke it like this: python gyb.py --email foo@bar.com --search "from:pip@pop.com" --folder "mail_from_pip" After completion you'll find all the emails matching the --search in the specified --folder, along with a sqlite database.


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http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/17278 Script Summary: Adds 2 buttons to the Amazon Wishlist page: 1 for a printable version of the page, and another for CSV export. Here's how to install userscripts.


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When you're in Google Plus, hover your mouse over the "Home >" button in the upper left corner of the screen. The sidebar opens Select Settings in the sidebar (cog icon) Go to Account, Download your Data Click Download your Circles and Contacts From the Takeout menu at the top of the page, select Choose services Click Contacts and Circles Click Create ...


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You need to go to Google Takeout (https://www.google.com/takeout) and select Google Reader and do an export. The zipped file you download contains a fairly comprehensive export of your Google Reader settings: followers.json following.json liked.json notes.json shared-by-followers.json shared.json starred.json subscriptions.xml (an OPML file)


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After logging to Google Reader, you can download the last 1000 items of each feed using the url http://www.google.com/reader/atom/feed/[feed_address]?n=1000. If you need to archive more than 1000 items, you have to follow this procedure (the key word is "continuation parameter").


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Delicious provides a tool for exporting (as well as importing) your bookmarks in a format readable (and writable - for import) by most modern browsers. Export Import


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Lots of answers here, but YQL, although not google out of the box, the following query will help. select title,url from search.web where query="pizza" The RESTful URL for those results is: ...


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There is a good Google Chrome Extension to export Pandora Thumbs Up playlists to Spotify. Once you have the playlists in Spotify, you can export it using the tips here: http://www.spotify-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15 I'm sure you'll find other tools to export Spotify playlists.


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It's a bit hard, but a workaround that seems to do the trick: Go to Google Maps - My places: http://maps.google.at/maps/myplaces CREATE NEW MAP, name its title "Starred Items to export", set it to [x] Unlisted, Done Click on My places again to get back to the places list, select Starred For each starred item do the following: Click on the starred item, ...


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Well, after discovering that the starred locations are also mirrored on Google Bookmarks, I wrote a Python script to scrape the coordinates and generate a KML file: Export Google Maps starred locations Go to Google Bookmarks: https://www.google.com/bookmarks/ On the bottom left, click "Export bookmarks": ...


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I'm not sure that you can do this directly in Gmail. However, you could either selectively forward emails to an alternative account OR download your Gmail using POP3 to the Mozilla Thunderbird email client (which is available under Linux). If you are filtering more than a handful of emails it would be easier to download your emails en masse using POP3 and ...


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Update: Last.fm now provides a web-based way of doing this: you hit the button, and you get an e-mail with a download link when the data is ready. http://www.last.fm/settings/dataexporter


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I successfully used Got Your Back (GYB) to move 7 years of messages (with labels!) from a @gmail.com account to my new Google Apps account at my own domain. Here's how: Backing up your old @gmail.com account Download GYB and unzip it somewhere. (I'm on a Mac so I used the "Python Source" version, but if you're on Windows you'll need that version instead.) ...


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I did quite a bit of searching for an app that works at label level and found Gmail Email Exporter from Star Banana. It's a paid app (I have nothing to do with them) but it's cheap and you get to export email addresses from specific labels or all your Gmail account. So in your case put all your email received into a label using a filter and use the above ...


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I have had success using IMAP Tools to backup other (non-Gmail) IMAP accounts. I used both imapdump.pl and IMAPToMbox.pl; they generate one text file per email or one text file per folder, respectively. Both commands allow specifying which IMAP folders (Gmail's tags) you want to back up. This method suits me well, 'cause I can backup my account ...


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I access Gmail with a mail client which stores email in the maildir format. Maildir simply stores each email in its original RFC822 message format in a separate file. These are readable text files, although modern email is often cluttered with base64 encoded mail attachments. There are multiple gnu/linux email clients which support maildir, including ...


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In the Google Knol: Changing your gmail username or email address, it says: If you absolutely need the old label structure, the only solution is to use an IMAP client to connect to both the old and new account and copy over folders/labels. But this solution can be tricky, because you can only copy over a certain (unspecified) amount of mail ...


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As Backing up Last.FM scrobbles explains you should be able to use the script lastexport.py in LastToLibre. To use it: Download lastexport.py. Run it with the following terminal command: python lastexport.py -u last.fm_user_name Note that this requires you to have Python installed and that you replace last.fm_user_name with your last.fm user name. Also ...


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Maybe there is something at Build Last.fm you could use? Rather than screen scraping, they do have an api that you could use to pull your library among other functions.


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No implication about it - its going away. The post you reference also says that they will be provide tools to allow you to export your data. There's also people talking about building their own, eg this wave. If you want to do something right now, I suggest using Ferry to export your waves to Google Docs and from there to wherever you want. You also might ...


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EDIT: I am updating this answer because as of 18 Jan 2012 Google has just announced that: The standalone Contacts service now has the same interface and features that are currently available in Contacts inside of Gmail. Make sure you use the contacts view available from GMail and NOT the one at contacts.google.com which has not been updated by Google ...


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The following app is free and works beautifully! http://www.labnol.org/internet/extract-gmail-addresses/28037/



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