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  • qa-scrapers looks promising? I might make some edits to it (to find all qs, not just programming; and to download continuously rather than initially creating a URL list)

  • yahooanswers-grab

    Saving all questions and answers from Yahoo! Answers.


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  • gmvault

    gmail backup software

    Here's the Docker image I've been running for the last 5 or so years: Haven't had a single problem.

  • ImapSync

    Imapsync is an IMAP transfers tool. The purpose of imapsync is to migrate IMAP accounts or to backup IMAP accounts. IMAP is one of the three current standard protocols to access mailboxes, the two others are POP3 and HTTP with webmails, webmails are often tied to an IMAP server. Upstream website is

    All the other ideas are good, but you could copy your gmail straight to an on-site mailserver (even if it doesn't handle any mail, just have it there formatted) using and then if your gmail got kicked, just sync the mailbox to somewhere else or set up your own mailserver (biased but prefer the latter)

  • qa-scrapers

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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