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I was having a look at the Google Takeout service, and one thing I noticed is that although my Google account uses Gmail (with my own domain via Google Apps for Business) when I go to takeouts Gmail isn't listed as one of the products.

I'm aware I could hook up a desktop email client to the account and backup from there, but I was wondering if there was a one click Takeout solution.

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Unfortunately there is not. Gmail is listed as an "Other" project. It might be rolled into Takeout at some point, but there is no word on when: dataliberation.org/google – OnenOnlyWalter Aug 13 '13 at 16:20
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Try using GMVault

The setup instructions are quite thorough and once installed you can synch (download) all your emails by a single command:

gmvault sync foo.bar@gmail.com

I believe this is as close to a one click solution as you can get right now. Good luck!

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Thanks thats a good option ill look into it – sam Aug 16 '13 at 11:00

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