While Google does not provide native, seamless backups within the Gmail service itself, there is a mechanism that can be used to export an offline copy of your Gmail data to a local file. Gmail allows exporting all Google data via the Download your data function found in the Google account settings. In the context of Gmail, the “Download your data” function downloads the file in the MBOX format. There is no direct way through the Google account settings to import MBOX to Gmail, however, there is a way around.
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Gmail is one of the most popular cloud-based email service, with over one billion monthly active users.
Gmail users like the service because it is easy to use, comes with a generous free data allowance, and integrates seamlessly with Google Drive and other Google Apps. However, some of these users take the necessary steps to ensure their emails and files within Gmail are backed up in the case of accidental data loss or a hacked account.
When Google initiated their operations, back in 1998, they were just a mere search engine, a business running on a loan on a house garage, later on, after tons of efforts, they became the most used search engine all over the world wide web, nevertheless, they did not want to stop at that, they knew, they were meant for greater things, they continued to develop new projects that would make of Google Inc., one of the most valuable companies in the world.
Google Drive was launched in 2012 and now boasts over one million business and personal users using it to back up their data, documents, photos, spreadsheets, presentations and more.
Although there are several other cloud backup services available, Google Drive is one of the most popular due to its generous storage allowance (free up to 15GB and only $1.99 per month up to 100GB), integration with Gmail and other Google Apps, and seamless synchronization with client software.
Google is constantly improving its products and services in an attempt to provide the best security practices and user experience on the market. As a result, the Google has recently extended its DLP (Data Loss Prevention) services for Gmail and Google Drive for enterprise organizations.
Google Data Loss Prevention is a set of automated functions that monitor Gmail and Google Drive items for triggers (specific content defined by domain administrator), detect it, and prevent it from being maliciously or accidentally leaked or lost.