GMail : How to Backup Email using Backupify

Posted February 28, 2011 by Siddharth Bose in Google

With a small percentage of the GMail user accounts losing their mail, backing up one’s gmail accounts is suddenly on everybody’s mind. With the rush to backup, many of the usual backup options are clogged. This tech-recipe demonstrates how to backup your GMail account using the free Backupify service.

There are a lot of solutions available for taking a backup of the GMail account. However, as millions of users worldwide are trying to accomplish the exact same thing, some backup servers have gone down. One that still seems to be working is Backupify.

Backupify allows you to backup almost all your online social accounts like Facebook and others including GMail.

Navigate to Backupify, and signup for the free service.

Fill in the relevant details and Create free account.

Once you have signed up, click on Add beside GMail in the Add Services window.

In the New Service window, click on Authorize via OAuth.

Your backup is authorized, but the initial backup takes 2-3 days. Once the backup is done, it can be viewed in the Archives.


The free service from Backupify provides 2GB of storage space. The advantage being it allows you to backup a plethora of online services.


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  • nice post! i actually opt for a different method; i setup POP mail access to my gmail account, reset the sync settings to sync ALL email and then setup my outlook with my gmail pop account and then download all of my email to a pst file.

    def not as elegant but does give me offline access to mail and also lets me archive that pst file too. 🙂

    • andrew

      Not to mention private data is stored locally and not on someone else’s severs.