Google’s Gmail is used widely by the web users as it is a popular web mail and is integrated with the Google support & services. In the past, users wanted to take the data of their mailbox to other desktop mail clients across various platforms so that the customization could be done. But, in 2013 only Google allowed the users to take their data of Gmail & Calendar by downloading the compressed file. The data can be archived now in the compressed file having MBOX format. This feature is not less than a boon for its users.
The data from Gmail can be archived in a MBOX file type. Follow the below steps to download the copy of your Gmail mailbox in the compressed MBOX file:
The downloaded file is in compressed form and after extraction the exported MBOX from Gmail contains all mails of the user in a single file if chosen “include all mails” option or it is in multiple MBOX form if the “Select labels” options is chosen.
This MBOX file is supported by most email clients like Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook 2011, Apple’s Mail etc. And can be imported in them easily. If you want to access MBOX file in Outlook then it should be converted in PST format. You can use MBOX Converter for this.