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2010-10-18

How to export your Gmail account (or any other email account) to a ZIP file

You can save all your emails to a single ZIP file using Mac, Windows, or Linux (30 minutes set up max).

Instructions for Mac & Windows:
  • Install Virtual box
  • Install Linux
  • Continue as below

On Linux:
  • Run KDE
  • Open Konqueror and navigate to imaps:example@gmail.com, with your username
  • Open a connection to a network share running on your main operating system
  • Copy over (2 hours for my 10,000 messages, 2Gb)