A great way to back up your Gmail account is to download Gmail emails. The process is simple and quick and can be done in just a few steps.
First off, you will need to sign in to Gmail. After you have signed in, you will need to locate the area where you can download all of your data.
The section to download your Gmail emails can be found here.
Selecting Gmail As Your Download
By default, everything will be selected. If you only wish to download Gmail emails you are going to deselect everything and then select Gmail.
Once Gmail is selected, you can choose to download all of your mail or you can choose the Gmail labels you wish to download.
Choose the file type you wish to download your gmail emails in.
There are a few different file types you can download your gmail emails in. One option is a zip file. The second is .tzg.
If you wish, you can also save the file to the cloud.