|Since Gmail accidentally deleted 150 million Gmail accounts in 2011, backups of email accounts have been a topic that many people are interested in. Two powerful standalone software options can back up your email account to any location, including your computer. They're also both free.
MailStore Home is the first, and it can back up your email from nearly any IMAP-enabled email provider. Gmail Backup is dedicated to backing up Gmail accounts.
These software titles have everything you need for backup. They're also extremely easy to use. This guide will show you how to use these programs to backup your emails.
Backup Email Accounts to Your Hard Drive
Shoviv - A Comprehensive IMAP Email Backup Tool
Shoviv Backup is a great backup email option for any IMAP or POP-3 email account. Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, etc. It can backup emails from Microsoft Exchange accounts, Windows Live, and desktop clients such as Thunderbird.
First, Download Shoviv Backup (not for businesses). Then follow the instructions to install the program.
To avoid the Unsupported language error in Gmail, you must also ensure that you have " Enabled IMAP Access" on your Gmail account.
This is done by going to " Setting" within your Gmail account. Next, click on the " Forwarding & POP/IMAP " tab and " Enable IMAP."