One of the reasons I moved away from Outlook 2016 is that all emails + attachments + Contacts + Calendar details are dumped/stored into a single .PST file. If this file gets corrupted, I might lose all information since the last backup. I just installed emClient Alpha 2 and found out that all emails + attachments are also stored in just 6 files (or 9 with the index included). This means, if one of these 6 files gets corrupted, I will have a similar issue as with Outlook. This approach with all email information stored into a large file is not used by Thunderbird as each email folder will have its own folder on disk. IMHO, this has a number of advantages:
- In case a file/folder gets corrupted, it’s only that single file/folder that needs to be restored from the most recent backup.
- I’m making hourly incremental snapshots of my HDD (using Macrium Reflect) and adding a single e-mail to the Local Folder has a negative impact on the Incremental backup. This negative impact is not occurring when using Thunderbird.
I like this email program, especially for the features that my contacts and calendar are smoothly synchronized with my Gmail account but what about the chances of a mail database corruption? What are the chances that the emClient Database repair utility can resolve any issues?