Easily backup and view emails with Email Archiver for BlackBerry 10

By Alicia Erlich on 13 Sep 2013 01:39 pm EDT

For my day job, I tend to be a bit of a pack rat when it comes to emails. I save and archive more than I should though to be honest there are times even the most insignificant message needs to be pulled up at a later point for reference.

While BlackBerry 10 handles this in a slightly different manner, I came upon this convenient utility application that is the backup solution. It archives emails from all of the accounts activated in the hub onto your device or SD Card for future reference without requiring a cloud service. However, the files are transferrable to the cloud or your computer if you so choose. 

After launching the application it scans for your accounts and emails. You may choose to backup emails individually by tapping on them or all accounts at once by selecting the option at the bottom. Again, it offers ability to save directly to device memory or the SD Card. All accounts are placed in their own folder and then sorted by subject. By going into settings, you have the option of backing up either as an EML file (compatible with most email clients including Outlook) or as HTML to open on your device's browser. By tapping on the overflow menu you may open EML files directly through the application itself to view as well.

There are two versions currently available in BlackBerry World. The first is a free limited feature one that limits users to fifty emails, does not allow HTML archiving, and does not offer password protection. For me I prefer the premium version which is $1.99 and presents no limitations on emails or capabilities. When performing multiple backups the information does replace the prior backup. However, I simply created other folders on my SD card to accommodate. 

For anyone who wishes to save their emails this is a no brainer and worth the upgrade to the full version. It provides a sorely missed function as your emails are valuable and should be accessible whenever required. I cannot begin to express how important it is to being able to pull up and read full messages offline whenever I want with no data connection required. 

The developer is responsive to issues and worked hard to bring you this solid application. Whether this is for personal, compliance, or even HR reasons, it creates a lasting file of your records and keeps your information readily available to retrieve at a later point in time. Please note that at this time it does not currently support attachments. Email Archiver is compatible with all BlackBerry 10 devices.

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Easily backup and view emails with Email Archiver for BlackBerry 10


I find it humorous that the comment spam here is less annoying than the infantile "first"post to which it is replying.

Blackberry deserves credit (in my book), regardless of all the perpetual media bashing, They continue to quietly introduce apps and updates to optimize the BB10 line.

(Not implying that Fidel believes this, but...)

I'm always absolutely shocked at how many people still think that BlackBerry writes every single app in BlackBerry World.

Look at the reviews for Kindle for example!

Thinking BlackBerry writes every BlackBerry World app is like thinking that the Firefox developers wrote everything on the entire internet!

(Again, not implying Fidel himself believes any of that)

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That's nothing: I believe that the KGB assassinated the fifth dentist from the old Trident chewing gum commercials because he was gonna spill the beans on the Communist fluoridation conspiracy.

(My apologies if every reference in that statement is too ancient for 95% of you whippersnappers.)

Thats one of the frustrating things to me of switching phones or upgrading/downgrading the OS. I always lose my text messages, and they are absolutely irretrievable. Sad that we no longer have proper control over what we want to backup and restore with Blackberry Link.

All my old texts transferred over when I changed from BB7 to BB10. I've got texts from years ago on my Z10!

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Thanks for the review! Question you or RedxD (dev i assume): Is there away to add messages previous to what bb10 can obtain? I bought my q10 last week. Based on the OS, i can only pull 30 days prior. would i be able to obtain older messages (via app or via some method on a pc to grab EML messages) to add to the backup so that i may read it?

or would this be pointless because subsequent backups overwrite the previous? when you say you create new folders, does that mean you have say, last weeks backup in one folder....and today's backup in another folder? wouldnt that cause a lot of duplicate issues?

also, in the backup, is there a way to sort by email/time date instead of alphabetical by subject? maybe option to title the save as %date%time - %subject/%sender

They added more than past 30 days in newer versions of the OS if I am remembering correctly. Do you have 10.2 installed?

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i have installed. i see that option up to forever from my live.com account but not for my yahoo or gmail accounts. unless im doing something wrong, i cant seem to find those options anywhere

Right now the folders are whateveryouchoose/%accountName%/, files aren't rewritten anymore(well actually I haven't updated it yet), so you can back up in the same folder but you'll probably get a lot of duplicates. Is a good idea, I'll make it happen!

I just deleted my 2005 emails a few months ago. I love being able to correct people when I am told I never sent/told them something.

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For OS10:
Finally, an app that overcomes the problem of active sync only having the ability to 'delete from sever'.
In OS7 and before there was an option also to 'delete from device'

I bought the 'paid' app and, with limited use, it DOES what the dev said it DOES.

The 'free' app can not open the .eml file,. nor can you using the BB's File Manager: only archive the email
You can apparently open the .eml file using the "HTMLEdit" app.

I will (*****) five star the review!

This app was what BB forgot to put in the Z10 OS
In prior OS there was an option to ‘delete from server’ or ‘delete from device’
With active sync, BB OS to 'delete email' deletes from server AND device (one option)

I can "delete from device" on my Q10 using outlook.com - I went to outlook's settings and made sure that any emails I delete from my devices are moved into a "deleted email" folder that I don't delete. That way, if I need an email again, I open up outlook.com on my Q10 (website) and move the email back to it's folder.

Whoops. I've saved a couple of emails to a folder that I created but when I tried to open it in file manager I get the message unable to open this folder.

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The free version can only archive the .eml file.
The app dev told me that you can open the file in "HTMLEdit" app.

Or, email forward the file to your self as an attachment.
Then, open the email attachment in a PC or on your BB phone.
The paid app can save emails in both .eml or html format.
Both types can be opened within the paid app.

IMO, the paid version is the best option.

Yeah, BlackBerry has a little problem with the eml files(I didn't know when I made the free version), you can either download HTMLEdit(free on appworld) or buy the full version(hey, people seem to like it :D)!

I would get the paid version, if you plan on actually using the app. The free version just gives you a taste of the power of the app.

Bought the paid app, as I'd been pining for the option to move emails to a "Saved" folder since the time I moved from a 9900 to a Z10. So thanks! I second the sms request and it would also be nice to have the ability to save right from the email "more" options.

I'm trying to understand the need for this. Don't your emails stay on the email service they came from and then be available anytime u want them unless you manually delete them?
I have two Gmail accounts w emails from years ago still sitting there.
Is this just for convenience? Someone mentioned saving texts that would be something useful that isn't already available.

So is a potential option available that would offset the corporate IT policy that the company has that limits emails to 7days or a month. I find it very frustrating when working on large assignments where older emails are relevant. Like someone suggested earlier, I refer back to older email and correspondence all the time.

Let me know

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Yes, you could skip the 7 day policy, I don't think your IT would be happy about it though lol

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The new bb10 doesn't support querying any email not on your device as I see it. (sadly) it's not like running a google search on the old 9900 which I miss loads.

And the ability to "save emails" and where is label capability

I bought it immediately, it takes forever to load up and index. And no feedback when the operation completes(the full backup). But I look forward to it being useful in the future.

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I want to wipe my device but want to keep all of my emails. Is there a way that I can put all of my emails back into the hub using this app?

It works seem great but does not support Vietnamese language (Unicode base). Does not have an option for font. What a pity. When dev supports this it'll be perfect and certainly paid with no regret.