How to Export MBOX from Gmail and G Suite Accounts ?

Mark Regan ~ June 11th, 2021 ~ How to

Export MBOX from Gmail

In this digital world, a lot of users want to export MBOX from Gmail (Google Mail) cloud-based accounts for completing their personal as well as business requirements. Users prefer to extract mailboxes from Gmail because Gmail stores their data on the cloud which can be access by providing account credentials. Local MBOX (Mailbox) file can be easily open by using several email clients as well as free MBOX Viewer program.

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Our support department has recently received some queries for solving “how to export MBOX from Gmail” related queries. If you are one of them who want to export emails from G Suite (Gmail) accounts then you are reading correct blog post. Before going to the main point, first read users queries regarding the problem.

I am using Google’s Gmail email service from past eight years and there are approx 20000 emails available in my Gmail account. I want to export mailbox from Gmail in local machine for archiving them for future purpose. Please suggest me a freeware manual technique for solving my query.

– Cassandra, California

I am a business professional in a reputed Information Technology Company, here I am using Google’s G Suite email service for accessing my professional email accounts. Now my boss and senior level management is saying to create MBOX file from G Suite. I have search a solution for this on Google and I got a manual technique but that it not relevant for me because it is lengthy and time consuming method. I want a professional solution for solving “how to extract MBOX from G Suite” query. Please provide me instant solution.

– Gwendolyn, Phoenix

Create MBOX from Gmail or G Suite – Professional Technique

Download Gmail Backup Software for PC from authoritative product page and configure the setup on your Windows Machine. The tool is receivable with free demo edition which assents to extract 25 emails each folder from Google accounts. This application has a separate option to store mailboxes in MBOX format inclusive of all email items and components.

Download for WindowsDownload for Mac

  • Run suggested software, choose Gmail (G Suite) from email sources, enter Google Mail account login details and press Login button to continue as shown in given the screenshot.

Run suggested software

  • Select email folders from software panel and choose MBOX as saving format and press Backup button to export MBOX from Gmail. The task will be easily done in professional way.

MBOX as saving format

Benefits of Professional Technique

  1. It is a fully automatic technique for saving a lot of time and efforts.
  2. It asks only Google Mail account credentials to create MBOX file from Gmail.
  3. Users can extract MBOX files from several cloud-based email services i.e. Yahoo Mail, Office 365, etc.
  4. Users can export emails from Gmail in various file formats i.e. PST, MSG, EML, etc.
  5. Professional technique permits to export MBOX file from Gmail via selective date to date.
  6. It has multiple email filter options for extracting specific email messages i.e. by email address or by email subject.

Extract MBOX from Gmail – Manual Technique

  • Login to your Gmail account and choose Google Account option.

Google Account option

  • Select Data & Personalization option.

Data & Personalization

  • Now select Download your data option as shown in the given screenshot.

Download your data

  • Choose Deselect all option to continue.

Deselect all

  • Check Mail option.

Mail option

  • Now press Next step button.

Next step button

  • Select Zip file as type and archive size according to your need. After that click on Create archive option.

Create archive

  • An archive of your Mail data is currently being prepared, so please wait. You will receive a mail when archive will be ready.

currently being prepared

  • After receiving an email, click on Download archive button as shown in the respective screenshot.

Download archive

  • Now enter your Google Mail email address, password and press Next button to continue.

Google Mail email address

  • Here is your downloaded data in Zipped file.

downloaded data

  • Extract Zip file to get resultant folder.

resultant folder

  • Open folder to get extracted MBOX files.

extracted MBOX files

Benefits & Limitations of Manual Method

  • One of the best benefit of manual method is that it can be done free of cost but it a lengthy process.
  • Manual technique takes much time to create MBOX file from Gmail account and it requires few technical knowledge also.
  • Manual method does not provide email filter options like pro technique for exporting emails by specific date to date or specific email address.
  • It allows to export emails from Gmail in only MBOX format while professional method comes with 25+ saving formats.


A lot of technical and home based users want to export MBOX from Gmail / G Suite accounts because MBOX file is compatible with several desktop based email clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Eudora Mail, SeaMonkey, etc. Many users want to archive MBOX files for future purpose. These files are saved on local computer while Google emails are stored on a cloud. You can use above mentioned steps for creating MBOX file from Gmail accounts, both are 100% verified technique.

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