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Gmail Mbox Email Archiving

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by pieman1, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. pieman1

    pieman1 Thread Starter

    Jun 10, 2019
    Hi guys

    I'm my company's unofficial tech guy, and I would appreciate your input on archiving old email.

    We use gmail for all of our company's email. What I'm planning to do is just tell everyone to use Google's takeout service to download an Mbox file with 1 years worth of emails. I'll ask them to store it on their own computer and I'll make a copy of that file on an external hard drive.

    I've imported one years worth of emails into thunderbird to test it and it seems to work fine - attachments and all - but I can't shake the thought that it all seems a bit too easy. As far as I can see I can view all the old emails perfectly.

    Basically I just wanted to pick the brains of people who might be more experienced - is this a sound way to store old emails, rather than having it take up space on our gmail servers? As far as your guys experience goes, is there any potential pitfall or something I should be aware of?

    Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance.
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