Abigail, I've seen your code samples here, and elsewhere. If I recall, it was you who introduced me to CPAN.pm, which became My Favorite Module
I know you know Perl.
It would take you, what, maybe 10 minutes to write a program to grab your private messages via XML, and email them to you? Personally, I prefer to get my PerlMonks messages when I come to PerlMonks. But, customization is what the XML is there for.
Somewhere around this place there is a link to a module for grabbing the XML, which would probably reduce the coding time.
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