Why do we need to backup Google Mail?

1) GMail blackout – Google apologizes
Submitted by filip.jurcicek on 24. February 2009 – 16:44. Reason
Google’s GMail was unavailable for several hours today. Problems occurred in early morning and it was not a local issue. GMail began to operate again around noon.

The last GMail’s outage was in August 2008. Users did not have access to their mails for several of hours.

2) Outage of Google e-mail service
Submitted by filip.jurcicek on 13. August 2008 – 10:06. Reason
If you noticed yesterday outage of the Google e-mail service, it was an error on your side. Google had a bug in the system of contacts and it caused malfunction of the web interface of Gmail. Failure of the service lasted approximately two hours and affected mainly web interface. Users, who accessed their mailbox in alternative ways, probably did not notice any problems.

This time you do not have to worry about the e-mails, the archive has not been affected by this bug. Bug was removed and Gmail is fully functioning now. Although there is no data loss, we should be careful.

3) Loss of email thru Outage
Submitted by jan.svec on 19. May 2008 – 12:36. Reason
There is a lot of posts around the internet which refers to the e-mail lost caused by the outage of the service provider. If you are using the GMail, you have to keep in mind that GMail is still marked as BETA (see the small notice bellow the GMail logo).



How to perform Google Mail Backup

1) Download and install Google Mail Backup – http://www.gmail-backup.com

2) Enter Username, Password and Backup Folders (set date when desire)