Backing up using other third-party services
Whether you dislike Mozilla and Microsoft offerings, refuse to use a severely-outdated program, or simply prefer to use an alternative method to those above, there’s a variety of different third-party services posed to quench your desire for backing up your Gmail data. Some are rather arcane and difficult to utilize, such as the freemium command-line utility Fetchmail, while others services — most notably Backupify — offer a simple means of downloading content from a wealth of online service for a small monthly fee. Below are a few of our favorites currently on the market.
- Fetchmail (Windows/Mac OS X/Linux) — Free
- Backupify (Web-based) — $3 a month
- Gmvault Gmail Backup (Windows/Mac OS X/Linux) — Free
What do you think of our simple guide to backing up your Gmail account data? Do you have a better, alternative method or need further guidance using anyone one of the methods outlined above? Let us know in the comments below.