Downloading gMail for archiving

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    Does anyone know if it is possible to use Goodreader (or any other app) to download my mail (about 3Gig worth) from gMail so I can archive it?

    If there is a way to do this, a procedural would be most gratefully received.
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    I know you were looking for an app to do this, but I've moved it to the Help section, as I think it will receive better attention there.

    Tim
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    Thank you, Tim. Doesn't look as if it will get a tumble, though.
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    I didn't find an app, but I did find a program that'll run on a PC or Mac to backup Gmail to that PC/Mac.

    Here's an article on it: Gmail Backup Archives Your Email Account

    And, here's the Home page of the program (free/open source): Gmail Backup | Safer is better

    Now, I didn't try it, so I give no guarantees. Nor am I sure that (1) this is what you want and (2) you don't already have it.

    I was just having a Google... :)

    Marilyn
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    Thank you, Marilyn. Very kind of you! I'll take a careful look at that.
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    I use Thunderbird for archiving my email on my PC. It's from the developers of Firefox, so open source and free. I especially like the way that it sets up gmail accounts with the same folder structure as on the web. So if I send an email from the web or from my ipad it lands in the sent mail folder on thunderbird.

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