Guide: How to Export Your GMAIL Inbox to mbox in
An Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial
For GoodByEmail to work its magic and identify your biggest inbox offenders, we'll need you to export an archive of your GMAIL inbox first. Here's a simple step-by-step guide to creating and downloading this archive. You'll end up with an mbox file, ready to be utilized by the GoodByEmail app
Step 1 - Create an archive of your GMAIL Inbox using Google Takeout
Head over to Google Takeout. Keep the default settings as they are ("All Mail data included") and hit the "Next Step" button:
Step 2 - File Type, Frequency, and Destination Settings
There's no need for any changes here. Just click on "Create Export".
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Step 3 - Waiting for Your Archive Email
The system will send an email with your archive. This could take anywhere from an hour to a day. You'll receive an email like the one below:
Step 4 - Download all the zip files
Click on the “Download 1 of X“ button. This will take you back to Google Takeout. From here, you just need to download all the files. Depending on your inbox size, this might mean downloading more than just one file:
Step 5 - Unzip all the files
Once you've downloaded all the zip files to your computer, use your preferred method to unzip everything. You'll end up with one or more mbox files.
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