Incremental backup

Downloading all emails from your Gmail Account every time you want to backup your emails would be a nightmare. In this case it comes in hand the incremental downloading feature of email.

Gmail Backup checks all emails in the Gmail Account whether their are already downloaded. If so than it skips them. It only download emails which are not presented in your local copy. However, the checking emails takes time too.

As result, we recommend to specify the date since you want to download emails. For example:

gmail-backup.exe backup backup xxx@gmail.com passwd 20080101

In the example, I specify that I want do check and eventually download emails since 1 January 2008. Consequently, the process of updating of your backup is much faster.

In a future release, we will add feature which will get, from the local backup, the latest date of your downloaded email. And it will use it for incremental backup. Nonetheless, you must be aware that this solution will not be bullet proof. In some cases, you can get outdated emails resp. new emails with old date.

Your GMail Backup Team

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IMAP necessary?

Is it necessary to enable IMAP in gmail before using GmailBackup?

And I can't find any info aboiut what exactly is backed up? The All Mail folder, according to date parameters?

Thanks! -- dom

Yes

Hi dom,
yes, the IMAP access is necessary to run GMail Backup. If you don't have an IMAP access, you will get the following message:


Error: IMAP: [ALERT] Your account is not enabled for IMAP use. Please visit your Gmail settings page and enable your account for IMAP access. (Failure)

Jan

gmail backup tool operation

i have installed the backup tool.i open it, isert entire email address & password, then select a folder, and i selected the dates... but how do i get the tool to run???

POP and IMAP

Can I use this even if I already use a mail client to download my mail via POP? I would like to create independent, redundant systems to backup my e-mails.

Does the application backup

Does the application backup also all the mails in sent folder of gmail, or just the inbox?

Thanks in advance.

i'm using stat to get the last backup date

Great program!!

I've setup a script to do incremental backups, and I use stat to get the last modified time of the labels.txt file. e.g.:

stat -f %Sc -t %Y%m%d labels.txt

this gives me the last modified date of that file in the format that gmail backup wants. works great.

(this is on a mac)

thanks again for your great work.

HOW DID YOU GET IT TO RUN

Hi
I've downloaded the programme and filled in the info and set the IMAP - what to do next??? It does not run on it's own and their is no next button.
Thanks
l
Lisa

Running Backup

Lisa, once you filled out the dates you want, press
Enter. It took me hours to figure this out
Anne-Marie

Almost there

Big improvement over the last version. But some emails still slip through when I perform a test restore to another GMail account (about 10 conversations out of almost 1200, not sure why) and read/unread status is not preserved.

Restore emails

I used this tool for my google application & work as backup my email but when i deleted my email from google server or from my mailbox, i used restore button but mails does not restored.

Nilesh

gmail back ups

Even though the dates are specified for incremental back ups, it starts checking for the whole emails from the start, and it takes down. And though it states that it has downloaded, 20%, 30%, nothing is seen in the 'specified output folder' even after many many attempts.

Report message

I have installed the Gmail Backup and now I have only one time make en backup with succes. After a few weeks I become every times the following message:
GMail Backup versie 691 (2009-02-20)
Start back-up van e-mailaccount veraertjos@gmail.com into C:\Backup
Fout: (10060, 'Operation timed out')
Er zijn netwerkproblemen; gelieve later te proberen.

What do I wrong ?

Certain Emails

I only want to backup Certain Email from my gmail. How do I do this?

gmail labels

Once the data is downloaded I would like to sort the backup data based on GMAIL label. I see the labels in the labels.txt file but I can't get them to show up in the directory headings inorder to sort on them. Are they identified under a different name in the directory headings or are they there at all? Thanks for this program and thanks for the assist.

Is gmail backup free?

Is gmail backup free?

Yes it is for now

Yes, it is for now.

gmail labels

I've asked the question concerning labels #13. Does anyone monitor this board? It would be nice to have an answer concerning sorting on labels. http://www.gmail-backup.com/incremental-backup#comment-2020

Thank you.

Backup of select files by label

Is it possible to select to backup by their labels? I would like to only backup files that have a specific label.

Thanks

Backup failure

I have set the IMAP access, but I still got the message:
"Error: IMAP: [ALERT] Invalid credentials (Failure)"

What can I do?

pls try thegmailbackup.com

pls try thegmailbackup.com

Not the same

because it saves the files as html which are useless if you want to restore your account.

Please correct me if i'm wrong!

same here

same here,..

anyone?

Incremental Restore

Hi,
Wanted to understand if the tool will also do a incremental restore and the steps for the same.
Thanks

taking multiple backups from Google Apps domain

Hi,
I have a Google Apps Premier edition with multiple users created.I want to take monthly backup of All google apps account in my domain as per the Comany's instructions.How can i achieve this objective using Gmail-Backup utility.

Expecting your kind help.
Thanks in advance

taking multiple backups from Google Apps domain

Hi,
I have a Google Apps Premier edition with multiple users created.I want to take monthly backup of All Google apps account in my domain as per the Company's instructions.How can i achieve this objective using Gmail-Backup utility.

Expecting your kind help.
Thanks in advance

pls try thegmailbackup.com

A new service thegmailbackup.com
will let any user to download the entire gmail inbox on to PC just by 1 single click.

Nothing to download. Nothing to install. Fully web based.

Completely safe.

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A new service thegmailbackup.com

A new service thegmailbackup.com
will let any user to download the entire gmail inbox on to PC just by 1 single click.

Nothing to download. Nothing to install. Fully web based.

Completely safe.

pls help for backup

I did everything as you wrote, after I run the program, and it loaded my mail into a one file what can I do with them, I can not open it.

Possibility to backup/restore just emails with a certain label

This is the most important to me. I only need to backup from main account into new account 3GB of info and not the full 7GB I have there :)

Me too

I would like this as well.

I want to download e-mails only from a certain label to backup into another e-mail...

Error: (8, 'EOF occurred in violation of protocol')

When i run the application shows this error. I'm using GMail Backup revision 691 (2009-02-20).

pls help me

sir my arvindsingh.singh458@gmail.com is not open i have my veryfication code gmail and orkut code and my phone number also sir my facebook accound from this id is opened for gmail id and orkut is not opened pls help me arvind singh

Error: IMAP: [ALERT] Invalid credentials (Failure)

What can I do to resolve this?

Have the messages, now I just want the labels

I've transferred about 12,000 messages from a GMail account to a Google Apps account. Now I'd like to transfer the labels. Is there any way to do this without transferring all 12,000 messages again?

incremental, what about sync?

Incremental backups is great, but what happens if after my 1st backup I delete from Gmail a whole bunch of emails, will those be removed too from my backup in the next incremental backup, or will they just be there forever, helping to bloat my backup more and more?

KeyLogger Software

How can I protect this sofware from Keylogger softwares with =out using antivirus software???

How can I open my backed up gmail?

It opens with editor and I cant see anything

viewing saved emails

as others on here have posted..How do you go about viewing the saved emails to be able to load on CD's or save to other locations in my PC
thanks for any help

Speed issues

It appears the larger the Gmail account, the slower the backup proceeds. Does Google throttle the download to EML files? Is there some way to speed the process?

Thanks

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