Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of gmail-export-email


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Aug 2, 2016, 2:15:43 PM (3 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    11= Export Email From Gmail =
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     3Before you export your Gmail data - empty your trash and your spam folders try to delete as much email as you can (that you don't want).
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     5Gmail will provide you with a single file with everything in it - which is probably more than you want and will be very slow and difficult to import.
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    37Google has a [https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190 wiki page on downloading your data]. It directs you to login and then go to the [https://www.google.com/settings/takeout download your data page].
     
    59On this page, you can choose which data to download and what format to save it in. If you are not sure about the format, choose a zip file.
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    7 It seems to take a while for Google to send you the link.
     11It may take a while for Google to send you the link (like a day or more).
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    9 Once they do, unzip the link and you should have a file called....
     13Once they do, unzip the link and you should have a folder called Mail and inside that folder is a file called "All mail Including Spam and Trash.mbox".
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    11 You can use this file to [wiki:roundcube-import-email import your email via roundcube].
     15If this file is more than 16MB (and it probably is), then you will need to split it up into smaller chunks before you can import it.
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     17You can download a [http://www.hjsplit.org/ multi-platform file splitter] to do the trick. However, it won't be perfect - It can create a series of 15 MB files for you. But, it won't split the files at the right place. Each file should start with a line that has:
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     19{{{
     20From
     21}}}
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     23It will be followed by the name or address of the person sending the email (note - this is different from lines that start with From:).
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     25So - you may need to manually adjust each file by adding the top portion of each file that preceeds the From line to the end of the previous file.
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     27Once you have your 15 MB files ready, tou can use this file to [wiki:roundcube-import-email import your email via roundcube].