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:


1. Launch Thunderbird.

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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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