Mac Gmail Backup

Easily create a backup of Gmail data into 9+ file formats on Mac OS platform with SysTools Mac Gmail Backup Software.

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Backup Gmail Emails on Mac OS from Various Mailbox Folders Simultaneously


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  • Allows to backup emails to formats like PST, EML PDF, EMLX, MBOX, MSG, TXT, CSV, HTML, MHT
  • Backup emails from Gmail account on Mac OS X
  • Tool allows to download emails from selective folders during backup
  • Provides support to apply Date-Filter to archive data within specified date range
  • Backup process can be paused and resumed in case of any interruptions
  • Download attachments with emails keeping inline image & format maintained
  • Facility to export new data post first backup via Incremental Backup
  • Provides Delete After Download facility to save server space after export
  • Automatically generates status report in CSV file after complete backup
  • Avoid Large PST Size Problem with Option to Split Outlook PST Files
  • Offers to save gmail email data at desired on-premise location post-export
  • Creative way to rename emails by applying various Naming Convention options
  • Gmail Archive Utility maintains integrity of emails & retains folder structure
  • Installation of MS Outlook is not required for Gmail data backup on Mac OS

Note: This Tool supports to take backup of only FREE Gmail Account ( with " *** " ).

Free Live Demo - SysTools Mac Gmail Backup Fully Secured Download Version

List of Key Features in SysTools Mac Gmail Backup Software

Gmail Account Backup

Gmail User Email Backup

The Mac Gmail Backup software features to provide an email backup for Gmail user account on Mac system. All email folders are included in the download during the process. Therefore, the complete account emails are downloaded as part of the backup process.

Note: Disable "Two Step Authentication" & Enable "Less Secure Apps" prior to the Gmail Backup Process.

Backup in Multiple Formats

Backup into Multiple Formats

Software supports to create backup of email data in different file formats that can be accessed in the supported email clients. These export formats include PST, EML, MSG, MBOX, PDF, HTML, TXT, MHT, CSV & EMLX. By providing the valid Gmail credentials & choosing the format, users will have the entire mailbox data on their hand.

Backup Selective Folders

Backup All or Selective Folders

This feature applies to email folders using which you can download data only from selective folders. You can either download from all folders or selective ones using Select All or checkbox against selective folders like Inbox, Drafts, Sent Mail etc. respectively which you want to backup on Mac.

Backup Mac Gmail by Date

Backup Gmail Emails by Date

You can take the backup of Gmail data within a specific date range. Apply the Date-Filter to set a specific time-period & apply other filters to minimize the time consumed in unnecessarily downloading the entire Gmail account data this Gmail Backup tool for Mac.

Pause and Resume

Pause & Resume Downloading

Software provides Pause and Resume Option for uninterrupted Backup of Gmail emails. If in between the downloading, internet connection is lost or stopped, the process can be later resumed. Once paused, the process can be resumed even after the software is closed and re-run later on, only by providing the respective account password.

Status Report

Maintains Status Report of Backup

While you backup Gmail to different formats, the Mac Gmail Email Backup tool will show complete progress report with details like: Source Path, Destination Path, MailCount, Fail Count & Status of backup process. You can also save the Status Report as CSV after the complete Gmail backup process.

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Delete After Download Option

Gmail Archive Tool offers a functionality to automatically delete the emails from the Gmail account once they are downloaded and saved to the computer hard drive. You have to enable the Delete after download option so that some storage space is generated in the Gmail account without a data being lost.

Maintain Folder structure

Retain Folder Hierarchy of Gmail Labels

This feature within the application retains the folder structure of email folders while downloading Gmail emails to the local hard drive. In addition, the meta attributes in each emails are maintained in order even after the Gmail backup process is completed.

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Download All Email Attachments

Mac Gmail Email backup Software is capable of saving all the attachments within the emails to be backed up in the local system drive. There is no size-limit for downloading the attachments & the inline image & the HTML formatting of the attachments are also kept the same post-backup.

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Apply Incremental Backup Feature

This software is robust enough to export the data that has been received after the first backup. Meaning, if the tool is used in the future, the Incremental Backup feature will avoid exporting the previously downloaded emails & transfer only the new ones. This eliminates the creation of duplicates.

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Naming Convention for Renaming Emails

With the help of this Gmail Backup Software for Mac, the emails saved locally can be renamed as per requirement. The Naming Convention feature provides various naming options like Subject, Subject + Date, etc. for the data files. This makes finding the emails easier for the end user.

Support Mac OS

Supported Mac OS X

The tool is incorporated with a simple & user-friendly interface. It successfully runs on Mac Versions macOS High Sierra(10.13), macOS Sierra(10.12),OS X El Capitan(10.11), OS X Yosemite(10.10), OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Mountain Lion(10.8), Mac OS X 11.0 (Big Sur) and Mac OS X 12.0 (Monterey)

Gmail Backup Mac Software Specifications
Try the Demo Version of Gmail Mac Backup Tool to Export Data into Several Formats for Free

Software Download

Size : 97.1 MB

Version : 6.0

MD5 : 16e7e3d2dd1704d37d17de1eb5a6a36d

Trial Limitations

Demo of Mac Gmail Backup software can download the first 100 Emails to different formats

System Specifications

Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space

Around 4 GB of RAM

Mac Computer with Intel Processor
Mac Computer with Apple Silicon (Apple M1)


  • Java JDK & JRE 8 should be installed in the system.
  • Sufficient Internet Bandwidth is required for smooth Gmail Backup Process
  • IMAP must be enabled and enter "app-password" in place of 'password' in our tool. How to enable IMAP and generate an app-password. Read More

Operating System

MacOS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), MacOS X 10.9(Mavericks), MacOS X 10.10 (Yosemite), MacOS X 10.11 (El Capitan), MacOS X 10.12 (Sierra), MacOS X 10.13 (High Sierra), MacOS X 10.14 (Mojave), MacOS X 10.15 (Catalina), Mac OS X 11.0 (Big Sur), Mac OS X 12.0 (Monterey), and Mac OS X 13.0 (Ventura)


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Mac Gmail Backup Tool Feature Comparison

Get an Overview of Mac Gmail Mailbox Backup Features - DEMO and Licensed Version

Features DEMO Version License Version
Backup Single Gmail User Account Emails
Backup All or Selective Folders
Backup by Date
Pause & Resume Backup Process
Maintains Status Report
New Emails Backup option
Apply Naming Convention
Supports Mac OS X 10.8 & later versions
Save & Export Mac Gmail Email into many formats Backup First 100 Emails All Items
Cost FREE Starting at $39
Frequently Asked Questions

Listed Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

How Can I Backup Complete Gmail Account with this Mac Gmail Backup Tool?

"I have approx 10 Gb of data in my Gmail Account. How Can I take complete backup of my Gmail Account?"

Gmail MAC Backup

You can follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Download Mac Gmail Backup.
  • Step 2: Select the Export Format as per your requirement.
  • Step 3: Backup Gmail Emails by Date & Folder Filter.
  • Step 4: Successfully backup Gmail Emails on Mac OS X.

"I have an Apple Mac machine and my usual interaction with clients is done via Gmail. However, after a recent account hack, I have become particular about its safety. Concerning the same, I wanted to ensure that business continuity is always maintained. Therefore, I want the data from my Gmail account to reside on my machine too, so that I can always have access on it even though the account is hacked. Is there a possible way to do so?"

Mac Gmail Backup is the apt release for your requirement to archive emails in multiple file formats like EML, PST, MBOX, MSG, EMLX, etc. The software is built to download Gmail account data at the specified directory. Moreover, the software features user specific customizations in the backup process with the help of date filter & custom folder backup.

"There are a lot of emails stored on my Gmail account that are of great importance due to the contents they store within. This has caused a security concern, which I am unable to get over. Is there a way to get these emails on my Mac machine in bulk so that they can be cleared off from the online storage? Online storage is risky owing to the possibility of hacking. How to backup Gmail account on Mac machine?"

With this software, you can backup / download your Gmail account data moved to local storage. This can be done in two ways:

  • You can selectively backup the emails (with attachments maintaining the formatting & the inline image) from your Gmail account and maintain the continuity of data usage.
  • Alternatively, you can download selective emails via folder selection or email filter via date and choose Delete After Downlod Option to clear them from the Gmail account for continued safety.

"I am currently having Gmail for Business Account with Custom domains. Does your software also supports to take backup of Custom Domain Gmail Account?"

No, This Mac Gmail Backup software does not support "custom domain Gmail account" (other than

"I am a Mac user and I am using limited file formats due to some security reasons. I wanted to know about the Mac Gmail Backup software file formats. In which format the backup is migrated?"

Mac Gmail Backup provides users to take backup in EML, PST, MBOX, MSG, etc. on Mac OS X Platform. Theses file formats are easily supported in their supportive applications like: PST File (MS Outlook Email Client), MBOX File (Supported by Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Entourage, Netscape, Pocomail etc) MSG File( supported by Microsoft Outlook),EML (Supported by Windows Live Mail, Outlook Express, Apple Mail, etc.), EMLX File (Supported by Apple Mail )

Yes, you can install the software and export Gmail messages to PST smoothly without Outlook installation.

This occurs when your Mac's machine language is not English (India), English (UK), or English (US). Set the desired language and region, and restart the machine to successfully backup.

The time taken by the software to backup a Gmail email account entirely depends upon the internet speed and amount of data being backed up.

The basic need to run the software is the JDK (Java Development Kit) and JRE 8 (Java Runtime Environment). You have to download and install JDK & JRE 8 packages to overcome the pop-up error message “Unable to load Java Runtime Environment” in your system. Or if you want more information, then check the Pre-requisites that is listed in the Specifications section.

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