GmailVault v1.0.2 released

This release contains a cosmetic fix.

In v1.0.1, when GmailVault started, a DOS console window opened on the desktop and stayed there. While that causes no harm, it should actually have disappeared.

This is addressed in v1.0.2.

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GmailVault v1.0.1 released

GmailVault v1.0.1 is released with a couple of minor fixes.

  • Unicode handling has been improved.
  • A layout-issue that a user experienced on a high-resolution display, has been fixed.

Let us know about your experience.

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GmailVault v1.0.0 launched

GmailVault v1.0.0 is out.

With this release, we are formally in Production status and out of Beta.

By and large, v1 has a few small tweaks and fixes to the v0.9.x series, which incidentally was already running quite well.

Starting with v1, for new installations on Windows, GmailVault will automatically get added to the Startup (or Autostart) group of programs. This means that when you log in to your machine, GmailVault will automatically start up and begin syncing your email. No more forgetting or manually starting it. (You can of course remove it from the Startup group, if you don’t like this behavior.)

With the release of v1, we also hope make releases for other platforms (Linux, Mac OS X) available soon.

We look forward to your feedback.


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Gmail settings needed to use GmailVault

You need the following settings in your Gmail account to make full use of GmailVault. Simply follow these steps:

1. Login to your Gmail account.

2. Click the little gear icon  near the top right corner, and choose Settings from the drop down menu. Gmail settings

3. Ensure that IMAP access is enabled.

Go to Settings > Forwarding and POP / IMAP > IMAP access and enable IMAP.

Gmail IMAP settings

4. Allow labels to be shown in IMAP.

Go to Settings > Labels and tick all the check boxes on the right.

Gmail Label Settings

GmailVault will backup email from the folders and labels that are visible in IMAP. It will also allow you to navigate your email using these folders and labels. At the very least, we recommend that you enable All Mail.

5. Optionally, allow Chats to be backed up too.

Go to Settings > Chat and ensure that Chat is On and Save chat history is enabled.

Gmail chat settings


That’s it!

Now fire up GmailVault and let it start it’s back-up magic.


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