You can download the most recent version of the Gmail Backup tool right here. Just click on the latest release and inside the "story" will be a link which you can use to download the tool. You can also try one of the alternative download sites. However, they to not have to contain the latest version of the tool.

GMail Backup 0.107

Submitted by jan.svec on 20. February 2009 - 11:43.

This is the next release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account.

Here is the changelog of this version:

  • The allowed characters in the filenames was even more restricted, now we allow only the folling chars:
    ()+-0123456789;=@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[]
    _abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
  • Fixed error in nExceptionMsg.

This version contains only bugfixes since the last release 0.106. It is strongly recommended to use this version.

IMAP & Gmail Labs note: If you are using the Gmail Labs, please make sure that you have enabled the IMAP access into the All Mails folder. You can check this in the Settings/Labels page of your Gmail account. Otherwise, Gmail Backup will tell you, that you are using "Unsupported language of Gmail"!

Linux note: Under Linux you will need the wxPython (http://wxpython.org) packages installed. It also requires the ctypes module, it should be included in the Python 2.5 distribution. For earlier versions of Python you can find the package in the repositories of your distribution.

File Summary + Labels Uploaded Size
gmail-backup-20110307.exe Gmail Backup release Mar 7, 2011 4.26MB
gmail-backup-20110307.tar.gz Gmail Backup release Mar 7, 2011 104.35KB

Thank your for testing and bug reporting

Your GMail Backup Team

GMail Backup 0.106

This is the next release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account.

Here is the changelog of this version:

  • Filenames now uses only characters allowed by operating systems. Thank you for bugreporting!
  • Many other errors were fixed.
  • Gmail Backup is now translated into Russian, Dutch and Danish. Special thanks to Alex Kachanov, Lode Vlayen and Lennart Christiansen. Can somebody test these localization? And is there somebody who would like to translate Gmail Backup into his language?.

This version contains only bugfixes since the last release 0.105. It is strongly recommended to use this version.

IMAP & Gmail Labs note: If you are using the Gmail Labs, please make sure that you have enabled the IMAP access into the All Mails folder. You can check this in the Settings/Labels page of your Gmail account. Otherwise, Gmail Backup will tell you, that you are using "Unsupported language of Gmail"!

Linux note: Under Linux you will need the wxPython (http://wxpython.org) packages installed. It also requires the ctypes module, it should be included in the Python 2.5 distribution. For earlier versions of Python you can find the package in the repositories of your distribution.

Thank your for testing and bug reporting

Your GMail Backup Team

GMail Backup 0.105

This is the next pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account.

Here is the changelog of this version:

  • The user interface was improved. Now it has the minimize button, so you can hide your backup process. If you want to see how many percent is done, you can simple look at the window title in the task list!
  • We tried to fix an "Invalid credentials" error during backup. Now, the Gmail Backup tries to reconnect if it occurs. Can somebody test this feature?
  • Internal structure of program was changed in many ways. The program now supports the ZIP archives to store messages. You can simply enter the path ending with .zip into the directory path and the program will add all messages into this archive.
  • The Gmail Backup now uses templates to generate the filename inside the backup directory. You can simply specify the template using the hashmark after the directory name. The variables in the template are substituted with values extracted from the stored emails.
    For example you can enter the directory like this:


    c:\Backup\honza.svec@gmail.com#$YEAR\$FROM\$YEAR$MONTH$DAY-$SUBJ

    You can also use templates with ZIP files. Currently, the following variables are supported:

    • $YEAR, $MONTH, $DAY
    • $HOUR, $MINUTE, $SECOND
    • $FROM, $SUBJ

    You can write the variable as $YEAR if you can use ${YEAR} if some alphanumeric characters follows immediately after the variable name.

  • Gmail Backup can be now easily localized into other languages. If you are familiar with software localization, look at the gmail-backup.pot file included in the installation directory. The installation comes with one localization into Czech.
  • Gmail Backup should be portable application. If you copy the content of installation directory to your flash-disc and create and empty file called gmail-backup-gui.cfg in this directory, the Gmail Backup will use files only in this directory (there are no hardcoded paths in the program).

This version contains major changes into the core of the program. It is considered less stable then the previous 0.104 version but it comes with many improvements. If you want so, please help us with testing it.

IMAP & Gmail Labs note: If you are using the Gmail Labs, please make sure that you have enabled the IMAP access into the All Mails folder. You can check this in the Settings/Labels page of your Gmail account. Otherwise, Gmail Backup will tell you, that you are using "Unsupported language of Gmail"!

Linux note: Under Linux you will need the wxPython (http://wxpython.org) packages installed. It also requires the ctypes module, it should be included in the Python 2.5 distribution. For earlier versions of Python you can find the package in the repositories of your distribution.

Thank your for testing and bug reporting

Your GMail Backup Team

GMail Backup 0.104

This is the seventth pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account.

Here is the changelog of this version:

  • We added support for German GMail - this GMail is not called GMail, it is called Google Mail. Users of German Google Mail can now do backups of their accounts using GMail Backup.
  • We tried to fix the UnicodeError. Is there somebody using the non-ASCII labels who can test it and report the results?

This version is only a small bugfix release, so if you don't observe any problems you don't have to upgrade.

GMail Backup 0.103

This is the sixth pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account.

Here is the changelog of this version:

  • Due to my mistake, the 0.102 version still contained the 40 days period, so we fixed it and the new version is really 40-days-period free!
  • Starting with this version you can specify the date range to restore. Simply specify the dates in "Since date" and "Before date" GUI fields and run "Restore". If you want to do a full restore, simply check the "Newest emails only" checkbox and click the "Restore". If you are using the command-line version, simply use

    gmail-backup.exe restore dir user@gmail.com password 20070621 20080101

    where the dates specifies the since_date and before_date options.

    Can somebody here do a thorough test of this feature?

  • The reported OverflowError should be fixed.
  • We added the "local" exception checks. If the error occur in the code that parses the email, it only prints the traceback and continues with processing of the rest.
  • We use UTF-8 encoded labels in labels.txt. If you have labels with non-ASCII characters, you should do a full backup!

It is very recommended to upgrade.

GMail Backup 0.102

This is the fifth pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account.

Here is the changelog of this version:

  • This version fixes errors reported in _unicodeHeader().
  • The program also doesn't insist on creating the current.eml file .
  • We also removed the 40 day period.
  • The application also doesn't connect "home" every time it runs the backup or restore to check new versions. The GUI version contains the button "New Versions" for checking for new versions of GMail Backup and the command line tool has the "version" command.
  • In this version, we also improved support for Windows Vista.

It is recommended to upgrade.

GMail Backup 0.101

This is the fourth pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account. It seems that the strange error with UnicodeError was fixed. Two people helped us to discover and fix the problem so we thank them, thank you smap and Eric. It is recommended to upgrade.

GMail Backup 0.100

This is the third pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account. This release fixes some bugs which should be fixed in the 0.99 but which wasn't. This version also contains the checker of new versions of GMail Backup available on our website, so you will be noticed if we release future versions. This version also correctly handles many regular and "pathological" labels, you can backup labels with spaces, backslashes and many other symbols (we had successfully backup and restored the label named "!@#$%&-*()_+|}{":?><,./;'[]\=-`~"). It is recommended to upgrade.

GMail Backup 0.99

This is the second pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account. This relase fixes many bugs (Thanks to: Alex, smap and others). It is recommended to upgrade.

GMail Backup 0.98

This is the pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool - the ultimate one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account. This relase fixes many bugs (Thanks to: alessandro, Alex, smap and others). The most important bug fixed in this release can cause the lost of label assignment during backup and the inability to restore them later. It is recommended to update.

GMail Backup 0.97

This is the pre-final release of the GMail Backup tool. This release comes with many improvements. The most important change is the introduction of nice graphical user interface (GUI). Other changes includes better download and upload resumes of closed connections, it also displays the communication speed with GMail IMAP server. GMail Backup is now the one-click solution for doing backups of your GMail account.

GMail Backup 0.12

This is the bug-fix release of the popular tool for doing GMail Backups. The number of this release is 0.12. We have fixed some errors reported in the forum, so now you can easily open the downloaded .EML files in your e-mail client also with the attachments. Another error with different encoding was also fixed.

GMail Backup 0.11

This release of GMail Backup adds no new functionality, but fixes many errors, error on Windows while doing incremental backups and some others.

GMail Backup 0.10

After some days of development we release the 0.10 version of our tool for doing backups of your GMail account.

Gmail Backup 0.09

We have been working hard to prepare our next release of this software numbered 0.09. This release contains a lot of refactoring and adds some new features.

Gmail Backup 0.07

We have just released a bug-fix release of our GMail Backup tool. This release comes with the improved incremental backup feature. Simply try it and report if something goes wrong.

Your GMail Backup Team

Gmail Backup 0.06

After some time of development and testing we release the next version of our software for doing the backups of your GMail accounts.

This version was enhanced with the incremental backup feature. With this feature you can continue your interrupted download of emails. It simply looks into the backup directory and if it finds some emails stored there, there are skipped from subsequent backup.

Gmail Backup 0.05

Next release of our popular software. This version should be called "You must try", because we have fixed many bugs in the software, for example backup of emails with missing items in the header or problems on MS Windows due to the bad implementation of socket methods in Python (problems with imaplib and large emails, larger than around 2MB).

Gmail Backup 0.04

The new release of our Gmail backup tools. It now reports every action it performs on the standard output. So you can see how much of your emails if currently saved in your local directory. It also displays percentage of the work that is done.

Gmail Backup 0.03

Shortly after the second release we did the third release of our software for backup of your GMail mailbox. This testing version supports all the translations supported by GMail (because GMail IMAP API uses the localized names for inboxes). If your translation of GMail is not supported (gmail-backup.exe shows the exception) please tell us and we will prepare new release with your language supported.



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