Google has all your emails stored online, but it doesn’t hurt to have a copy that you can access at your own convenience for whatever reasons. Having a back up is never a bad idea even when it comes to your own Gmail. In this article, we will help you back up your Gmail account.
Step 2. Go to the “Privacy & personalization” by clicking “Manage your data & personalization.”
Step 3. Scroll down the page till you come across the “Download, delete, or make a plan for your data” section
Step 4. Choose “Download your data” This option takes you to Google Takeout page which helps with exporting or downloading personal data.
N/B: Using Google Takeout, you can download or export your Google Account data from any Google app/service not just Gmail alone.
Step 5. Select Gmail by checking the checkbox placed alongside. For the first time, you may see all options selected, but you can deselect all from a “Deselect all” option at the top of the page.
Step 6. You can select the preferred format by tapping on the “Multiple formats” button or select the email categories you need backing up by selecting the “All Mail Data Included” button to choose from. (To manually select the categories to back up, unselect “Include all messages in Mail” first.)
Step 7. Scroll down the page and click “Next Step”
Step 8. Select how you want to receive the backup file. You can receive the backup file via an email with a download link or by directly adding it to your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Box.
Step 9. Choose back up frequency; once, or after every 2 months for 1 year. Finally, choose file type(.zip or .tgz) then file size. (Exports larger than the file size chosen will be split into multiple files.)
Step 10. After tweaking all those preferences, it’s time to wrap up the whole process. Click “Create export” to start the export process.
You will be taken to a page like after the export process is complete.