You can take a backup of your emails via a third-party client.

Firstly, set up your email account on a third-party client. To know how to do so, please click here.

Once your account is set up on a third-party client, follow the steps according to the client you have set up your account on:


Thunderbird

1. Launch Thunderbird.

2. Select your inbox or the folder from which you wish to export the emails.

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3. Select the emails you wish to export, or press Ctrl + A (Windows) or CMD + A (macOS) to select all the emails.

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4. Click on the menu button, navigate to Save as, and select the option of File.

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5. Select the folder where the emails should be saved and click on Save.

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That's it! You'd be having access to all the emails in the selected folder.


Apple Mail

1. Launch the Mail app on your Mac.

2. Select one or more mailboxes.

3. Choose Mailbox → Export Mailbox.

4. Choose a folder or create a new folder, then click Choose.

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5. This would export all your emails in a file.

Note: The Apple Mail exports the mailboxes as .mbox packages. If you've previously exported a mailbox, the Mail doesn’t overwrite the existing .mbox file; it creates a new .mbox file, such as my-mailbox-3.mbox.


Outlook

1. Select File on your Outlook client in the top left.

2. Click on Open & ExportImport/Export.

3. Select Export to a file, and then select Next.

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4. Select Outlook Data File (.pst), and select Next.

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5. Select the mail folder you want to back up and select Next.

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6. Choose a location and name for your backup file, and then select Finish.

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