Backup Gmail Emails

Sometimes you may want to download all data from Gmail or your Google Account, Google Takeout is created to help you. Export data to a zip file, and you can download and keep it in your computer. This post will show you how to download your Gmail data with Google Takeout.

  1. Sign in to Google Takeout.
  2. Select Gmail only. All the Google Products that is downloadable will be selected as default. You can click "Select none" then scroll down to find “Mail” and switch on to select. Click Next.
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  3. In the next step, choose which file format you want and the delivery method. Zip files is recommended because it can be open on almost any computer. If you want to download this file to your computer, you should select "Send download link via email", or choose one of three other choices to save it to your online storage (Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive). Click "Create archive".

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  4. Leave it some minutes to prepare your file. When it’s done, a downloadable file will appear. Click "download" and save it in your computer. You may be asked for the password to verify your ownership.
  5. The Zip file you downloaded contains a html file and an MBOX file - your Gmail data includes Spam and Trash mails.