MailStore Home 12.0 is the latest version of the free email backup software for Microsoft Windows devices.
We have followed development of the email software since 2011 when we released our initial review of MailStore Home. Back then, we found it to be an excellent program for backing up online email accounts and local accounts in programs such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.
The program is updated regularly with new features and support for new versions of Windows or new software email programs.
MailStore Home 12.0 is available as a download on the developer website. Installed versions of the program may notify you of the new version if you have enabled automatic update checks.
You can install the new version on top of existing versions to upgrade them automatically. Another option provided by the installer is to install MailStore Home as a portable version which makes it an ideal tool to carry an archive of emails with you on a USB Flash Drive or other storage device.
MailStore Home 12.0 is a major new version but the feature additions aren't that spectacular. The reason why it is still a major version is that the developing company linked development of the free Home version with the commercial version; the latter received lots of new features. The official changelog of MailStore Home 12.0 lists four changes, two fixes and two improvements.
A big improvement, probably the main improvement in MailStore Home 12.0, is that the program runs integrity checks automatically whenever an archive is opened. You could run data integrity checks in previous versions manually already by selecting "Check Data Integrity" under Start > Administrative Tools but MailStore Home 12.0 checks the integrity automatically whenever you open an archive (an email backup) in the application.
The other "improvement" adds G Suite to the trademark list. MailStore Home 12.0 features several fixes, some minor unnamed fixes and improvements, and a fix that addressed an issue in HTML Mime parts with too high recursion depths which resulted in them not being shown correctly.
MailStore Home is one of the best email backup programs for Windows; it supports online and local email accounts, and can back them up with little effort on the user's side. The program has a read-only interface for all backed up emails, search functionality, and a lot more that comes in handy in case you need to find a specific email.Advertisement
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