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. If you are interested, read the whole story - here, here and here. Two people helped us to discover and fix the problem so we thank them, thank you smap and Eric. It is recommended to upgrade.

This release can be also called the Rhodos edition because tomorrow I will leave to Greece and I will spend there 14 days. I am looking forward for your bug reports leaved in the forum or bellow this post. So be patient if we will not respond to your comments.

Download gmail-backup-0.101.exe


Bug reporting: Please use our forum for reporting bugs and wishes. Thanks!

Linux note: Under Linux you will need the wxPython ( 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

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Proxy server setup

Could you tell me how I can setup internet connection with proxy server? At work I am behind the proxy server and the programm cannot connect to my google account (Error: (10060, 'Operation timed out')).
Thanks in advance.

Proxy is not supported

We are sorry. It is not possible to use our tool while it is behind a proxy.

Very Good

Very Good

gmail backup

attempt to install the 0.101 face a problem on error writing file on starting on msvcr71.dll

pls assist



What Windows do you use?

What Windows do you use? XP, Vista, etc.


I'm using Windows

I'm using Windows 64-bit.


Does this work with Mac?

I'm using OS 10.4 on a Mac PowerBook G4. Will this backup for gmail work for Mac? Hope so... Catherine,

Currently we do not support

Currently we do not support Mac. But could eventually work after some modifications. The main problem is that we do not have any Mac. ;-)

dll error

I'm getting the msvcr71.dll error, followed by more errors with other files until I abort installation.

OS is Vista with SP1 installed.


This is about the install

This is about the install error involving msvcr71.dll. running as admin solved it -- write permission was the only issue. apologies

Could you describe your

Could you describe your solution a little bit in more details? I did not get it :-) I would like to put your answer into FAQs or fix the installation process.

Thanks a lot!

Download the exe, right

Download the exe, right click on, run as administrator

The problem should be fixed

The problem should be fixed in the latest version 0.102.

Google gmail

I use the google gmail, and i have more than 200 e-mails just from one freind, and i like to save it all, in a folder on my Desk Top, but didn't get that chance yet, and i been trying, even to put on a EXCELL file.
Can semoone help this NOVICE do that?

I appreciate very much