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#272025 6-Jun-2020 09:26
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Hey, my parents have been with with spark for a very long time now and when they signed up they got an xtra account which now has years worth of correspondence with customers. I know its silly getting an email with an ISP but hey back then they didn't know any better. Does anyone know of a way to download all emails? It doesn't need to be re-uploaded anywhere we just need it for our records.





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  #2499407 6-Jun-2020 09:52
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I must say there was no easy way as I went through a similar exercise moving away from Spark. My solution might not be perfect for your application


I first changed my email address from all websites that were registered using xtra address.  ie Banks, IRD, hire purchase, insurance, etc  - you get my drift!


Then did a big cull of deleting all non important emails.  I normally have folders created for different emails .


I had to forward all my important emails to my new email address, however I kept the xtra email service running for months (about $5 per month)


I think you can click a few emails all at once and forward them  over to the new email.


in case there were important emails that I forgot to transfer over.





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  #2499408 6-Jun-2020 09:57
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setup pop in your mail program (check that it set to download all, not just x days)- change the delete setting to not delete after download, backup the pop download afterward to your backups place, done.


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  #2499535 6-Jun-2020 11:55
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Use an email client that supports imap, let it download the lot then you should be able to export them to whatever you want depending on the email program you use.  If you use thunderbird you can literally just save all emails as files.  Or drag and drop the folders to a local / other account setup in it. 

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  #2499600 6-Jun-2020 13:01
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I don't think Xtra mail supports IMAP.

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  #2499608 6-Jun-2020 13:14
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I set up a friend to solve this with thunderbird the way that I did it to move off ihug, and put the gmail and the xtra accounts in there, and just drag and dropped the emails between the folders. Took a while since gmail seem to throttle putting things into mailboxes over imap but doing it in batches of 1000 it got there eventually. Resulted in some duplicates in the gmail but thats no biggie when its just records and google give you 2tb of space for so cheap.


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  #2499661 6-Jun-2020 13:43
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I don't think Xtra mail supports IMAP.




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.

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  #2499681 6-Jun-2020 14:58
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It's been a while since I had an Xtra address admittedly - so probably a lot has changed since then.

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