I had several Gmail accounts and Google Apps mails that I suddenly want to backup. Why? just in case something happen. Plus, it would be nice to have “hardcopy” of my emails in my hard drive that I can pull up anytime or stored into a disc for archive hence saving some of my Gmail inbox quota. But how?
I have been searching around the internet, and I finally found this application, Gmail-backup.
I tried it, it works, and it’s really simple to use. It will download all your messages into separate files that you can open later using your email client, such as Thunderbird or Outlook. If you for some reason can’t backup your Gmail messages, the chance is that you didn’t specify the dates correctly. In my case, checking “Newest emails only” solved this problem.