Summary: Most importantly this blog explains easy methods to save & backup Gmail emails to Outlook. So let’s get started.
Meanwhile taking the backup of emails and other important data on a regular basis is a very good practice. Therefore, on the Internet, there is no guarantee of your data to get stolen or hacked. So that’s why backing up the data is like a security task to your important email items.
Above all in the last year, according to a report, many hackers attacked Gmail accounts using Google Docs and hacked important data of many users. Therefore it could be the main reason to move on Outlook from Gmail. In other words, the outlook has multiple security measures for users with easy to use GUI. In this blog, we will discuss how to backup Gmail emails to Outlook in detail. So follow to the end.
So to backup Gmail Emails to MS Outlook first, we have to set up Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP).
Check Gmail on other email clients using IMAP
Firstly Set up Internet Message Access Protocol and change Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) settings to read Gmail emails in other mail clients, like MS Outlook and Apple Mail. Meanwhile, after using the IMAP you are able to read your Gmail emails on multiple systems, and messages are synced in real-time.
Method to set up an IMAP
- Open Gmail and in the top right corner click Settings.
- Now, click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
- In the IMAP access, choose Enable IMAP. Click Save Changes.
Method 2: Change SMTP & other Settings in your Email Account
Use the below information to update your client. For more help regarding the update, settings go for your email client’s Help Center.
|Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server||imap.gmail.com|
|Requires SSL: Yes|
|Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server||smtp.gmail.com|
|Needs SSL: Yes|
|Requires TLS: Yes (if available)|
|Port for SSL: 465|
|TLS/STARTTLS port: 587|
|Full Name or Display Name||Name|
|Account Name, User name, or Email address||Your full email address|
Export Gmail to PST using MS Outlook
Further, follow the steps below to export Gmail to PST using MS Outlook:
- Firstly open Outlook on your system and log in with your Google account.
- Secondly, after the configuration, click on the File Menu and choose Open & Export.
- Select the Import/Export option.
- Now, choose Export to a file, and click on the Next.
- Opt for Outlook Data File (.pst) and click on Next.
- Choose the folder to export into PST file.
- Provide the output path and click Finish.
As a result, this is a great method to convert Gmail emails to PST format but you can only convert the inbox of the Gmail account using this trick.
So in the above blog, I have mentioned some methods to save and backup Gmail emails to Outlook and if looking forward to expert solution try ShDataRescue Gmail backup Tool which is only for the Windows Operating System users. On the other hand, if you want the backup at any other OS read our other blog to the related topics.
Also read: How to Fix Corrupt Outlook PST files.