What is the easiest way to create a dump of an IMAP mailbox on a local drive using Mac OS X?

I would prefer a tool that can mirror an IMAP mailbox's structure to something that creates a massive archive file because the former would be faster and slimmer to do an incremental backup for. But any solution is welcome.

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    The simplest way is to move/copy the folder you want to the "On my Mac"
    – Ruskes
    Jul 6, 2015 at 20:37

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If you're comfortable using Unix tools, a few applications spring to mind:

imapsync isn't open source but the others are. You may also find this Ask Different thread useful.

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