How to Backup Your Gmail in China

It’s time for a backup of your Gmail account(s) if you live in China.

Google has announced it’s contemplating leaving China and the ramifications might well be that in doing so their Gmail service will become unavailable as well. There’s no certainty but don’t be naive and think it could not happen. Stranger things happened in China regarding the Internet.
How to backup Gmail with Gmail Backup

Program: Gmail Backup
URL: http://www.gmail-backup.com/download
Platform: (Windows & Linux)

Simple program that stores all your emails in a folder of choice on your hard disk
Includes option to set the date from where to start backing up

How to backup Gmail with Imap

On the help pages Google provides info on how to configure several email clients to back up your mail using IMAP

Among the email clients are:

Thunderbird 2.0
Apple Mail 2.0
Outlook Express
Outlook 2007
Windows Mail

See for an overview of all email clients here. For the Chinese version see here

How to backup Gmail with Pop

On the help pages Google provides info on how to configure several email clients to back up your mail using POP

Among the email clients are:

Thunderbird 2.0
Apple Mail 2.0
Outlook 2007
Outlook Express
Windows Mail

See for an overview of all email clients here. For the Chinese version see here

Better do it now, VPN connections will get slower once we all have to start using them.

If anyone knows better ways, please add them in the comments.

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2 Responses to “How to Backup Your Gmail in China”

  1. jedivid
    January 15th, 2010 07:49
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    It is a shame that google are pulliing out of China. I think that China and her people have huge amount to offer the World it’s just a shame that freedom of speak for all will not apply in this country. I would one day like to visit and make new friends there so stop this now

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    February 2nd, 2010 14:41
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