Backup Gmail with Google Takeout

Backup your Gmail messages with Google Takeout

Here are some steps you can follow to back up Gmail through the Google Takeout service.

  1. Open your browser and head over to the Google Account website.
  2. Click on the Data & Privacy tab.
  3. Now, scroll down, and under the Download or Delete section, click on the Download your data option.

Download your data

  1. It will now redirect you to the Google Takeout page.
  2. By default, all Google products are already selected. If you only want to backup Gmail, click on Deselect all. 
  3. Scroll down and locate Mail from the list, and check its box.
  4. After the selection, click on the All Mail Data included button.

select All mail data included

  1. From the pop-up, you can either check the option to include all messages in the mail or deselect this option and choose only specific categories.
  2. Once the selection is complete, click on the OK button to continue.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Next Step button.
  4. From the Create a new Export page, you can set the delivery method, frequency, file type, and size according to your preference.
  5. Next, click on the Create Export.

download gmail export

  1. After the export is complete, click on the Download button.
  2. If prompted, enter your Gmail account’s password and hit the Next button.
  3. You will also receive a mail in your inbox containing the backup file.

Guide taken from Technewstoday


Official Google Support Article

Here is the official Google support article detailing how you can download your data: