I like to once a week make a back up of my email folder and keep it in one drive in case something goes wrong i can always just restore it. It is at easy as just going to back ups and then pointing it to one drive? Some of these saved emails go back years and I would hate to lose them in case something happened to the email folder on my machine. Thanks.
To backup eM Client to an eg: external cloud drive like One Drive or Google Drive etc, you would either manually backup via “Menu / Backup” regularly, or setup Automatic periodic backup via “Menu / Settings / General / Backup”. You will see the backup location there.
Whichever way you do it, once backed up “copy the backup.zip file eM Client creates” on your local hard-disk folder to your external cloud drive and/or other external drive manually, and “don’t set the eM Client backup location directly to your cloud drive”. This way you have 2 or more copies of the eM Client backup .zip file if needed.
If you then need to restore your computer if something happened to your hard-disk, you just copy that backup.zip file from your cloud drive or other external drive, back to your eM Client local backup folder location and then restore that via “Menu / File / Restore”.
If you have a POP account which by default stores all your emails locally in eM Client after download, then you can always restore that backup “which will then include all your email” locally and eM Client settings.
If you have a IMAP, Exchange or iCloud account, which by default stores the emails in the remote cloud server mailbox and not locally in eM Client, then the eM Client backup.zip file will restore your settings and locally cached cloud mail database where your emails will then “reappear after a short time” from your remote cloud mailbox when the mail headers are re-read and re-cached again etc.
Note : If you want to backup a cloud mailbox, you normally would use a cloud to cloud backup system which you can then restore remotely if needed. Some business cloud mailbox providors offer that. If you have a eg: Google account or Microsoft account there is also alot of personal cloud to cloud backup mail solutions out there.