A few years ago, I moved off of Office 365 and Outlook and onto Gmail. Many of you thought I’d regret the move, but I have to tell you that Gmail has been a nearly frictionless experience. I don’t think I’d ever go back to using a standalone email application. In fact, I’m moving as many applications as I can to the cloud, just because of the seamless benefits that it provides.
Many of you asked the one question that did have me a bit bothered: How to do backups of a Gmail account? While Google has a strong track record of managing data, the fact remains that accounts could be hacked, and the possibility does exist that someone could get locked out of a Gmail account.
Many of us have years of mission-critical business and personal history in our Gmail archives, and it’s a good idea to have a plan for making regular backups. In this article (and its accompanying gallery), I will discuss a number of excellent approaches for backing up your Gmail data.
By the way, I’m distinguishing Gmail from Workspace (formerly known as G Suite), because there are a wide range of Workspace solutions. Even though Gmail is