For whatever reason, you may want to export all your data from your Gmail account. Either you’re deleting this email account, or you just want a hard copy for record keeping purposes. Regardless of the reason, we will show you how to download emails, and other data, from Gmail.
Select What You Want To Download
- You’ll need to log into your Gmail account
- Head to the ‘Download your data‘ page. Here you’ll be able to select all the products to be included in your download.
- All the products will be ‘Selected’ by default. If you want to start fresh, click ‘Select None‘.
- Scroll down, find ‘Mail‘ and select it
- Choose to ‘Include all of your mail‘ or ‘Select labels‘
- IF you’re ‘Selecting labels‘ you can choose from things like Drafts, Inbox, Chat, Spam, Imported, and so much more.
Choose The File Type
- Decide if you want to download your archive or save it in the cloud.
- Select .zip or .tgz
- Select between 1GB and 50GB for your archive size
How Do You Want It Delivered?
Regardless of your preference for delivery, Gmail will send you a link that can be used to download data to your personal device. Gmail will give you one week to use this link to receive the archive. Other options include:
- Add to Drive
- Add to Dropbox
- Add to Microsoft OneDrive
- Add to Box
After all of this is complete you will now have a copy of your current Gmail data. You’ll have to repeat this process in the future if you need an updated archive, as it will not update on its own.