☕️ Step-by-step: how to export your emails from Gmail
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☕️ Step-by-step: how to export your emails from Gmail

Create an exported copy of your emails, and download them to your computer.
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To successfully complete this Instruction, you'll need

  • A desktop, running either macOS (10.10 and above) or Windows 64-bit (7, 8, 8.1 and 10), and
  • A modern and updated browser running on that desktop.

By the end of this Instruction, you'll have:

A copy of all your emails from your Gmail inbox.

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1. Navigate to Google Takeout

Google's export feature is called Takeout. You use it through its own page: https://takeout.google.com/. If not already logged into your Google account, the page will first confirm you're you, by having you log in.

2. Deselect all

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