October 17, 2008 11:51 AM Subscribe
I want to create a complete backup of my gmail account. Is there an easy way to do this?
posted by googly to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I currently use gmail as my primary email account. Call it the "googly" account. I would like to create a complete backup, the "googlybackup" account, so that I have copies of everything in case the googly account gets compromised in some way.
Ideally, I want to transfer everything in the googly account right now into the googlybackup account - e.g., inbox, sent mail, and all archived messages, preserving all tags, etc. - so that the googlybackup account is a "snapshot" of the googly account. I know that I can manually forward and then retag everything, but that would take a looong time. Is there a relatively easy way that this can be done?