How to save a backup of all your Gmail messages to your computer

Xiaobai Software  2022-04-06 17: 26  read 238 views

All emails you send and receive through Gmail are securely stored on Google's cloud servers.However, if your account is compromised or inaccessible for any reason, you may lose access to all your emails and may even lose access to important personal and business conversations you have.You may also lose valuable contacts and email addresses as a result.Fortunately, it's so easy to keep a backup of all your emails from Gmail, and you can do it on any device, whether it's a Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, iPad, or Android.

Next, we'll show you how to save a backup of all your Gmail messages:

How to save a local backup of all your Gmail messages to your computer storage

we will useGoogle TakeoutGet a copy of all emails from Gmail.It doesn't matter what device you use, as long as you have access to a web browser.Then follow these steps to get started:

1. Go, log in with your Google account.Next, you need to click on the "Deselect All" option located at the top.This is because your data from other Google services is also selected.


2. Now, scroll down and check the box next to Mail.Then, click "All Mail Data Included" to customize the data to download.


3. Here you can choose to get a copy of all your emails or you can choose a specific folder that you prefer.After making your selections, click OK at the bottom.


4. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click "Next", as shown below.


5. Now you can choose the delivery method.By default, you'll get a download link for your Gmail data via email.In addition to that, you can choose the maximum size of the downloadable file and then split it into multiple files.Click "Create Export" when you're ready.


6. Now, you just have to wait until the file is ready.This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on how big your Gmail data is.You will receive an email when the export is complete.


That's all for how to save a local backup of all your emails in Gmail.

Note, however, that the downloadable file will be in a compressed ZIP format.Before you can access all the data, you need to unpack it first.If you're on a Mac, you can double-click the ZIP file in the Finder to open it easily, while if you're using Safari on an iPhone or iPad to download this Gmail data, you can use the Files app to unzip the file. Windows users should be able to unzip directly in Windows Explorer.

Likewise, if you take advantage of other Google services, such as YouTube, Google Maps, Google Play, etc., you can get a copy of the data stored on these platforms in the same way.

Another way to back up your emails is to set up automatic forwarding for your Gmail account.As the name suggests, this will automatically forward all incoming emails to a different address.However, you can only backup emails you receive this way, not emails you send.


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