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How can I backup my Gmail account?
Thread poster: veratek

veratek
France
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Sep 24, 2008

Hi, I want to backup all the emails I have on my Gmail account - does anyone know how it can be done?

Please note, I want to backup my online Gmail account to my local hard drive.

Thanks,
Vera


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Boris Kimel  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
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Straightforward Sep 24, 2008

Create a new POP3 account in any desktop email client (Outlook, Thunderbird...), enable POP3 for all messages in GMail and download them (might take a while).

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Rick Henry  Identity Verified
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Thunderbird/other email lient Sep 24, 2008

I personally use Thunderbird and have set up all my email accounts to use Imap if available (Google offers this). Then I set the account to synchronize folders for offline use. But pretty much any modern email client can handle that.

I think Imap is quite useful, as your folder structure remains, whether online or offline.

R.
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[Edited at 2008-09-24 19:45]


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veratek
France
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IMAP? Sep 25, 2008

Hi, thanks to both of you for your suggestions. I've just finished downloading and installing Thunderbird, and I am now downloading the emails from my first gmail account. When Thunderbird was executed, it asked me what kind of account I wanted to create and I just clicked on googlemail, then it didn't ask any more questions.

My question is: do I need to do anything further for this IMAP setting? Or is it now all set?

Tks,
Vera


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