Gmail Backup is a simple application which can be used to create backup of GMail mail items. However, every email client has an intrinsic quality of backing up all IMAP/POP3 mail accounts, it serves user who are not using any email client and in need of simple GMail email backup utility.
The usage is fairly simple, once the application is installed, you’d would just need to enter your Google account credentials and specify the time duration for which you need to create backup of mail items. You also have an option of backing up only newest mails, enable Newest emails only option to backup only recent mail items. Once all all the requirements are full filled, specify output folder and click Backup button present at the bottom of the window.
The center window displays all the items which are being backed up, The application also offers restoring of mail items. For restoring emails, you only need to specify the folder where mail items are stored and click Restore button. It saves all the mail items in EML format with the original pre and post fix. This helps user to identify the mails by name and recipient/sender mail address. Backup time is subjected to the internet connection type and speed. The only downside is that it lacks filter options. It would’ve been more useful if it’d include some filters to backup only desired mail items.
It runs on all Windows based OS, testing was done on Windows 7 x86 system
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