How to backup Gmail data using EdbMails?

Every day the volume of Gmail account data is growing constantly. Most users are comfortable with Gmail for email communications because it is easy to use, free and it is integrated with Google services. But over the course of time the mailbox can get cluttered with a lot of unnecessary data like special discount offers, advertisement emails, social media requests, etc. It will be difficult to handle and sort your important data in Gmail. There may be even chances of losing data due to accidental deletion of emails, hacking activities, user errors, outages of Google services, and many more. It is therefore advisable to backup your important emails to your local machine regularly. Gmail Backup is the process of copying the data and storing it at the offsite cloud location/local storage. We have already covered the importance of backing up Gmail data in one of the previous posts. In this article let us look at the actual backup steps using EdbMails IMAP Migration tool which can backup your emails from Gmail to PST.

Gmail Backup to local PST

Benefits of using EdbMails Gmail backup tool

  • Provides high security for the data
  • It is fast and easy to use
  • It saves a lot of time of the user to manually backup everything
  • There is no chance of losing the data
  • No need of technical expertise to backup data from Gmail
  • Simple and quick backup process
  • Application exports emails from Gmail to PST file
  • Allows selective mail items that you wish to backup
  • Maintains source folder hierarchy in the backup data.

You can perform Gmail backup by exporting your Gmail emails to PST.  Let’s see the steps to backup Gmail data.

Protect your Gmail data by backup

Prerequisites: Install Outlook

  • You have to install the Microsoft Outlook application on your computer
  • Then create a profile in your Outlook to check the backup of Gmail data.

Step 1 : Download and install the EdbMails application

  • Click on the below link to download the application.
  • Double click the EdbMails setup (EdbMailsSetup.exe) to install the application.
  • Follow all the on-screen instructions to complete installation
Install EdbMails

Step 2 : Login to the application

Click on ‘Login’ button to open the application and to access the services from the EdbMails application. Or else you can also use the free trial version by clicking on ‘Start Your Free Trial’. The demo version allows you to migrate 30 items from each folder.

EdbMails Login

Step 3 : Select ‘IMAP Migration’

Choose the ‘IMAP Migration’ to perform Gmail data Backup. Then click on ‘Let’s Go!’. You can Backup Gmail data by exporting mailboxes from Gmail to the PST (Personal Storage Table).

IMAP migration to backup Gmail data

Step 4 :  Connect to the source IMAP server

You have to login to the source IMAP server. You can either connect to a Single server or Multiple servers based on your requirements. Now to perform Gmail backup, select the ‘Single Server’, select the ‘Connect to IMAP’ option, select the hostname as Gmail. Enter the required Gmail credentials and click on ‘Login’.

IMAP connection

Step 5 : Select the items that you wish to backup and click the ‘Export to PST’ option

Choose the items from the left panel that you wish to backup and browse the PST location before starting the export operation. Then click on the ‘Export to Outlook PST’ button. If you have not selected the PST location in this step, you can select it after step 7.

Load Gmail mailbox to backup

Step 6 : Set the Action as ‘Export’

You need to set the action as ‘Export’ then click on ‘Continue’.

Backup to PST

Step 7 : Export Operation

After completing all the above steps, you will get this wizard. Here you can see the total number of exported items. Also, you can check the export operation report by clicking on the ‘View Log’ button.

Gmail backup operation

EdbMails is an intuitive tool and internationally recognized software that is used for migration, backup, and export operations. It ensures 100% safety and security of user data. With a purchased license, you will receive a lifetime free software updates and free technical support. Depending upon the license plan, you also can install the software on multiple PC’s.

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