Exporting Email


Introduction

This article describes how to export one or more email folders within

For more information about how to transfer data from a Google account, visit Migrating Data out of Google Drive.

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Instructions

It can be useful to export data for the purposes of archiving, backing up, or importing to another program.

Exporting from Outlook

  1. Before you can export your email, change the Outlook setting to store all email in the local cache on your computer. Once you have changed this setting, it can take many hours to download your email.
    1. Start the Outlook desktop app. This will not work with the Outlook Web App.
    2. Click File.

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    3. Click Account Settings.

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    4. Click Account Settings again.
    5. Click your account.

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    6. Click Change....

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    7. Click and slide the Offline Settings slider to the right to All.

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    8. Click Next.
    9. Click Done.

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  2. It can take many hours to download your email. Once all of the email you want to export is cached to your local system, export it as a *.pst file.
    1. Start the Outlook desktop app. This will not work with the Outlook Web App.
    2. Click File.

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    3. Click Open & Export.

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    4. Click Import/Export.

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    5. Click Export to a file.

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    6. Click Next.

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    7. Click Outlook Data File (.pst).

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    8. Click Next.

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    9. Click the folder you want to export with any relevant filters and options.

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    10. Click Next.

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    11. Click to choose any options, or accept defaults for the file name and location and how to handle duplicates.

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    12. Click Finish.

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    13. Choose whether to require a password to access the .pst file or not.
      • If you want an extra layer of security, you can secure the file with a password.
      • If you want to be able to access the .pst file without a password, click Cancel.

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    14. Locate the *.pst file in the location you set. 
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Exporting from Gmail

  1. Log into your Gmail.
  2. Go to the Download your data page.
  3. Google products that have your data are automatically selected. To only download email, click Deselect All.

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  4. Scroll down to Mail and click the Mail checkbox.

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  5. Click All data included to select which data to include in the export.

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  6. Click the checkbox(es) corresponding to the type(s) of data you want to include.

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  7. Click OK.

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  8. Click Next step.

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  9. Select the options for type, frequency, and destination, or accept the defaults. Make sure to note which Delivery method you chose.

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  10. Click Create export.

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  11. You will receive an email confirmation of your request.

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  12. The request can take several hours or days to complete. You will receive an email once the request is complete. Contents of the email will vary depending on the chosen Delivery method. The below example shows the Send download link via email option.

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