You may find that you need your GMail data downloaded onto a local computer. It's also good practice to archive data for safekeeping. Author Jess Stratton walks users through where to go to download all Google product data, and how they can access their GMail data, including only choosing to download one or more particular GMail labels.
- [Voiceover] The great thing about Gmail…is that even though it's in the Cloud,…Google recognizes that this is your data and you own it,…and if you want to download it, you can.…To download all your Gmail, click your avatar icon…on the top, right-hand side and choose My Account.…You have to go into the actual Google settings, not Gmail.…I'm going to scroll down in the…Personal info & privacy section…and click Control your content.…Right at the top of the screen,…there's an area that says Download your data.…
I'm going to select Create Archive.…Now, here's where you can export a copy…of all your data from all your Google products.…You can see the extensive list here…of all the things that you can download.…However, here's my Gmail.…This is what I'm interested in,…so I'm going to Select none to deselect everything…and I'm going to select just the Mail.…You'll notice that it defaults to All mail.…I'm going to click the arrow to the left of the check-box.…I can change this.…
Right now it's set to Include all…of your mail, but I can filter this.…
Note: We recommend watching Gmail Essential Training to master the basics before you start this training.
- Choosing an inbox layout
- Undoing email sends
- Muting conversations
- Showing email headers to troubleshoot issues
- Checking different email accounts with Gmail
- Using stars, labels, and filters
- Assigning delegates
- Attaching large files with Google Drive
- Working with Google Voice