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Backup Gmail Emails

Sometimes you may want to download all data from Gmail or your Google Account, Google Takeout has been created to help you.  Your data could be exported to a zip file, and then downloaded to your computer. This article 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 are 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 opened in 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. It will take a few 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.
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  5. The Zip file you downloaded contains an html file and an MBOX file - your Gmail data includes Spam and Trash mails.
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