Google Takeout: back up your emails from Gmail

Google Takeout allows you to archive data from e.g. Gmail, Google Photos, My Maps, Google Play Books and Contacts, so you can import it into another service later, or simply store it as your own back-up.

  • When no products are selected, the 'Deselect all' button will change to 'Select all' and all the checkboxes will be 'off'.

  • Scroll down until you see 'Mail' and tick that checkbox to select the 'Mail' product.

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  • Then scroll down and click 'Next step'.

  • Under 'File type', you can now select which format you want to archive the selected emails in: .zip or .tgz.

  • You can also set the maximum size for your email archive under 'File size'. Files larger than the selected archive size are split into multiple files.

  • You can select 1, 2, 4, 10 or 50 GB for the 'File size'. Once you have selected the size you want, click 'Create export'.

  • Your emails are then prepared and archived. Once they have been archived, you can manage the email archive by clicking the 'Manage Export' button.

  • When the management settings are configured, click 'Done'.

You will receive an email with a link to download your archive after a few hours or days.

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