GMail Backup – Backup Your GMail Emails

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Do you use Gmail as your primary email address? Did you ever consider backing up your emails? Yes, it can be done via a small program called Gmail Backup.

This tool is extremely easy to use, all you have to do is specify your Gmail user name and password and then browse and select the directory to which you wish to save the backup. Once done, hit the Backup button and it will start backing up your emails instantly. The time taken would depend on your internet speed, the number of emails, and the number of attachments.

Gmail backup

Once the backup is completed, you can restore it if needed by clicking the Restore button.

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It works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.  Alternatively, you can also check Mail Store, which is intended to backup almost all famous email services. Enjoy!

Update: As William points out in the comments, you can always download GMail emails for offline view. This tool can come useful only if your account is getting closed and you need to immediately backup your emails before they are lost. I have heard cases where some users were accused of spamming by Google and their account were closed. If you come in a similar situation, then this tool will help.

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  • Since today or yesterday you can also set up Gmail Offline (enable in Labs) to download ALL your email + attachments (or everything of the last x months/years). Of course it'll be available in your browser alone then, but if you want to have it separate, you can set up a portable Opera/Chrome/Firefox/whatever+Gears just for the mail, which would give you an actual separate Gmail email client. Pro over this Gmail backup? You can actually access your email.

  • Since today or yesterday you can also set up Gmail Offline (enable in Labs) to download ALL your email + attachments (or everything of the last x months/years). Of course it'll be available in your browser alone then, but if you want to have it separate, you can set up a portable Opera/Chrome/Firefox/whatever+Gears just for the mail, which would give you an actual separate Gmail email client. Pro over this Gmail backup? You can actually access your email.

  • Since today or yesterday you can also set up Gmail Offline (enable in Labs) to download ALL your email + attachments (or everything of the last x months/years). Of course it'll be available in your browser alone then, but if you want to have it separate, you can set up a portable Opera/Chrome/Firefox/whatever+Gears just for the mail, which would give you an actual separate Gmail email client. Pro over this Gmail backup? You can actually access your email.

  • I just tried doing this.  The MAJOR problem is that, if you have any e-mails that may be unread, this program ends up marking them as read when it accesses them.  BE CAREFUL; if you do not want this to happen, then do not use this program.