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My Top 10 Gmail Tips: Take Periodic Backups

The following has always been my ethos towards data maintenance: Never keep your data in one place, always take backups.A backup without a provision to restore is no backup at all. If you value the data that is in your Gmail account, then this should be of utmost importance to you. By default, Google allows you to download data from the Google products you use, like your email, calendar, and photos so as to create an archive to keep for your records or use the data in another service.
Since our focus is Gmail, our concerned data are Emails and Contacts.
Contacts can be easily backed up periodically through the Export process to a .CSV or a .VCF file depending on necessity.

As for Gmail, there are multiple ways to ensure you have backups: Setup another Gmail account to fetch emails from your account via POPSetup your Gmail account in an email client via POP or IMAP and download emails in various formats which you can then restore to your account through the same/similar email client dep…

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