Most peoples in the world do have a email id on gmail and nowadays it’s very difficult to lives without emails , we can’t even imagine our life’s without email services . Most of us have very sensitive and personal information in our emails and we don’t want to share it with others but what will we do if our account is compromise/hacked or we are not able log in our mail box or accidentally we have deleted a email from trash in that case we will loss all our emails .So it is better to create a backup of our emails and it would be more better if this backup would create automatically .So in today tutorial i will show how to create a backup of your gmail emails automatically so in future if some thing gone wrong we can access the mails through backup.
So let see how to automatically create backup of gmails.
The backup will create automatically for every email that come to your email a back or copy of that email will be created on another mail box .So before starting i am assuming you have two accounts
1.) Gmail Account(your main account) 2.) Another Mail Account(i will use AOL mail for my example )
Now if above requirements are full filled then lets move to our main email account which in this case is gmail , so open your gmail account and go to settings page of the gmail ,see below pic for more detailed information .
A setting page will open in which you will see various setting’s related to your gmail account , for us we need to focus on Forwarding and POP/IMAP so click on it after that you will see a page which would have information about forwarding mail , now in this page we have to fill all the data or to provide the email id which we using for backup so click on Add a Forwarding Address , see below pic .
You will a see pop up in this pop provide your secondary email which you are using for backup of emails , in my case it’s AOL mail id after entering email id click on next and then click on proceed to confirm your forwarding ,see below pic .
A confirmation email will be sent to your secondary email which we using for backup so we have to log in to our secondary email and confirm our forwarding , see below pic .
We do have email from gmail for the confirmation of forwarding so open up the email and you will see a link and code , open the link and copy the code and then back to gmail setting’s page and enter that code and verify forwarding , see below pic .
After verifying the forwarding , choose the forward copy email to optionand from the drop down box choose what you want to do with original emails as per your need . Now we need to move to the pop download section where you will see a some options like
- Enable POP for all mail (This option will send your all emails(including already present emails to your secondary email id)
- Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on(This option will send your new upcoming mails to your backup email id
So choose one of the above option as per your need and finally in IMAP access section choose disable which already disable by default then finally click on save changes , see below pic how finally it will look like .
Now we are almost done , now lets move on to our secondary email which we using as backup in my case i am using AOL email . So lets open up and go to its setting’s page , see below pic .
Now in mail option click on Spam Setting’s , see blow pic .
Now in the spam setting’s we should need to turn off it because every mail that is being forwarded by our primary gmail account should only land in our inbox of our secondary backup email account , so see below pic .
That’s it we are done now you can try your setting’s by sending a email to primary gmail id and copy of that mail will be created in your secondary email . i hope you like my this post , you can also look at my other post below.
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