Google announces data export feature for Gmail, Google Calendar data

December 8, 2013 in News by admin

JESS3_Gmail_Makingof-11via ArsTechnica:

“Gmail and Google Calendar users interested in obtaining a copy of all of their messages and appointments will soon have a much easier way to do so: Google today introduced the ability to download data from those services from your account settings page. Google Calendar users will be able to download their data starting today, while Gmail support “will be rolled out over the next month.”

The data is exported in standard, widely supported formats—MBOX for e-mail and iCalendar for your appointments. Most e-mail clients and services can read these files, making it easier to switch from Gmail and Google Calendar to a competing service or even an e-mail server you run yourself (for the privacy-minded among you). You can download individual e-mail labels or calendars or opt to download everything at once. Your data will remain stored on Google’s servers unless you delete it or close your account, however.

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