How to Backup and Migrate your Gmail



If you need to back up or migrate your Gmail messages, this Gmail tip is for you. Gmvault is an open source project that provides a way to back up your Gmail messages. Create a backup of your entire Gmail directory or just for selected messages. Then the email data is there for you if you need to restore or re-create your Gmail folders. You could also use this utility to migrate messages from one account to another.


  • Backup all your emails on disk.
  • Update your backup in minutes.
  • Restore emails in any Gmail account.
  • Encrypt saved emails.
  • Handle all Gmail IMAP hiccups.
  • A living open-source project.
  • Available on many platforms.
  • Filesystem as a database.

Take a closer look at what Gmvault has to offer here.