MailStore Home

MailStore Home

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 52 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.2
  • Total Downloads:
    112,929
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 08, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    59
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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MailStore Home allows you to back up your email program to a digital archive or onto physical media like a USB stick, so you can be sure that you'll never lose vital emails.

Pros

Easy import: Importing your email into MailStore Home is easy and quick. You can access a webmail account, use an email client, or use email files such as an MBOX file to create your archive inside the program.

Export options: If you want to export your archive, you have a number of options that you can utilize when doing so. This is valuable for people who want to move a significant amount of email from one account to another. You can import it into this program and then export it into a different client. Options include popular email formats such as an exchange or IMAP mailbox.

Search email: In our tests, the search function worked very well, and we found exactly what we were looking for.

Cons

No in-app help: This app deals with a number of fairly complicated operations, so we were frustrated when clicking the help icon only redirected us to the website support page.

Bottom Line

MailStore Home successfully archives messages, which protects against data loss and also makes searching your backlogged email much easier.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"10/10 Would shag"

July 21, 2014  |  By sunmax2

 |  Version: MailStore Home 8.1

Pros

Would bang

Cons

No pass !!

Summary

Would smash

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5 stars

"Excellent for my needs"

January 02, 2014  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: MailStore Home 8.1

Pros

I wanted to close my Gmail account that I no longer use, but save the emails without exporting them all to my new webmail provider, not least because they would lose their original dates, they would only show the date I transferred them. So I easily installed the portable version of MailStore in Copy.com (cloud and sync) and then all it took to archive my emails was to enter my Gmail address and password into it. Not only were about 1200 emails transferred in a few minutes, but the original folders were retained, too - that was very pleasing, I wasn't expecting it. Those mails are now very easily accessible for reference, with a great search feature too, without me having to find a Google page and log on each time I want to look at any.

Cons

The software took a bit of finding. Most suggestions I found online (searching with DuckDuckGo, not you-know-who) said to to transfer emails to Outlook, which wasn't really the solution I was looking for. I only found out about MailStore in an obscure way, it was mentioned in one of the comments on a blog post on the subject.

Summary

Little to do with the above, but thought I'd mention that while I was poking about in my Google account looking for closing it (they don't make it easy to find!) I discovered there were two outfits listed as having access to my basic account. Glad to have quit!

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1 stars

"Does not function."

November 23, 2013  |  By jtellerelsberg

 |  Version: MailStore Home 8.1

Pros

Looks good in theory.

Cons

Will not open.

Summary

I ran the install, but nothing comes of it. A folder with files was created in the Programs folder (Windows here). But it is not listed under Start > All Programs, and when I try manually running it by going to its folder and clicking the .exe, I get an error message that it can't do anything. Too bad for me.

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5 stars

"Solid as a rock"

October 31, 2013  |  By jurgfella

 |  Version: MailStore Home 8.1

Pros

Been using this free software for probably five or six years now, and in my experience, it's solid as a rock. Have never had problems, and one friend who had her index corrupted was fine after we rebuilt it.

Cons

Get many duplicates if you index both your mail client (Outlook, Thunderbird) and your underlying account (Gmail). No way to de-dupe these if they were indexed separately.

Summary

This free email archiver is solid as rock, and has not let me down in many years. I also found that I could keep different computers in synch just by setting the mailstore folder as one that I do synch (just don't synch while the program is running).

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4 stars

"Finally! An easy way to archive web mail!!!"

September 10, 2013  |  By jgpuckering

 |  Version: MailStore Home 8.1

Pros

Provides an excellent way to archive web-based mail.
Works with Yahoo.
Supports IMAP, allowing access to folders (not just Inbox).
Allows including or excluding specific folders.
User-defined profiles provide reusable configurations.
Nice ease of use features like a Create Shortcut button for profiles and a Test button for connections.
Excellent integration with Mozilla Thunderbird.
Search is blazingly fast.

Cons

Configuring IMAP access can be a bit tricky if you are a novice user, though MailStore has made it about as easy as it can be. You need to lookup the parameters your Internet service provider recommends and use those.

Occasionally seems to stall while archiving large volumes of email in folders, though possibly the problem was at the IMAP server end (Yahoo) rather than MailStore itself. Fortunately, you can cancel and run it again and it quickly goes through the mail it's already archived and then begins working on the remaining mail.

Does not allow access to MailStore data directories on a remote drive. I'm not sure why the product has this restriction -- likely to prevent performance complaints. But I have a gigabit LAN and a NAS at home and would like to keep my archive on its redundant storage rather than on my local drive. The developer (or dev team) should rethink this limitation.

Summary

Overall, this product is brilliant. Were it not for the occasional stalling during archiving, causing my to have to cancel and restart, I'd give it 5 starts. Mind you, once I archived all my email more than a year old (over 1 Gb), it now runs very fast when I run it every few days.

If you have been keeping hordes of email on someone's web server and want to archive it in case it's needed at some future, this is the tool for you.

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2 stars

"Not bad if you don't mind malware and browser take-over"

June 27, 2013  |  By DryB0nes

 |  Version: MailStore Home 8.0.5

Pros

Meh. Used to work nicely - will begrudgingly go to Outlook for backup

Cons

Bundle downloads sweetpack - Be ForeWarned

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2 stars

"Undisclosed limitation of archiving only 3 IMAP accts"

May 08, 2013  |  By tahleki

 |  Version: MailStore Home 8.0.2

Pros

The application has lots of promise - it is easy to add email accounts for archiving. Archiving is quick and easy.

Cons

What the developer failed to disclose, even on their website, is that you can only have 3 IMAP profiles in MailStore. If you have more than 3 IMAP profiles, you get an error "MailStore Home is limited to 3 IMAP Archiving Profiles. Please delete one or more profiles and try again." The thing that is most annoying about this is that this limitation is not disclosed anywhere.

Summary

Undisclosed limitation of the number of IMAP profiles that can be archived is deceptive and is the reason for giving MailStore Home 2 stars.

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5 stars

"For the price, you can't beat this product."

March 30, 2013  |  By HGHUDAHAR1

 |  Version: MailStore Home 8.0.2

Pros

Easily configurable.
Works quickly.
Maintains e-mail and attachments for future reference.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

I use this to archive my E-mail and remove it from my clients about every three months. I just move everything to archive, then when I have time, I delete all the junk I don't want to keep right from the program. This keeps my client free and available for new mail, and allows me to dispose of junk when I have time.

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1 stars

"Good design, but doesn't work properly with Gmail"

October 20, 2012  |  By scarisbrick

 |  Version: MailStore Home 7.1

Pros

Simple interface, easy to install.

Cons

Gmail profile does not offer to remove archived emails from gmail. Using IMAP it does not correctly remove email from gmail when archived.

Summary

Doesn't work properly with Gmail.

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1 stars

"Installs paid server version, not free home version"

May 16, 2012  |  By Alan Mintaka

 |  Version: MailStore Home 7.0

Pros

None at all, waste of time uninstalling wrong program version, obtaining/installing correct version.

Cons

This download article is entitled "Mailstore Home", which is a free program. What you get is Mailstore Server, a paid program that runs a server service and attempts to activate Windows Firewall and configure it (if you choose not to use Windows Firewall, be aware of this attempt and disable it during the install).

Summary

If you want the home version actually indicated by the review article, check the name of the CNet installer or direct download installer file. If it still includes the word "Server" (as of 05/16/2012 it still does) go to the Mailstore.com website and obtain the correct install file there. Here's a direct link: http://www.mailstore.com/en/mailstore-home.aspx

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.2
Version 8.2 improves handling of broken S/MIME messages.
General
Publisher MailStore Software
Publisher web site http://www.mailstore.com
Release Date October 08, 2014
Date Added October 08, 2014
Version 8.2
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements .NET Framework Version 3.5 SP1
Download Information
File Size 5.54MB
File Name MailStoreHomeSetup-8.2.0.9316.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 112,929
Downloads Last Week 59
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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