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How to Download Your Emails From Gmail

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If you have an email you would like to save to your device to be able to view offline, send it as an attachment to someone, or just share it offline, you can download your emails from Gmail in an offline EML format. After you have downloaded your email, you save it for offline viewing. You can also share it with other people via other email clients. In this guide, we will show you how you can download emails from Gmail on your desktop. This feature isn’t available on mobile as of yet so this guide will only show you can do it on your computer.

Things You Should Be Aware Of When Downloading Emails From Gmail

When you download an email from Gmail, it is saved in an EML format. You can’t open this file format with Gmail. However, you can use a desktop email client like Outlook or Windows Mail to launch these email files.

Another thing you can do with the downloaded EML file is to attach it to the new emails that you compose either via Gmail or other email clients. This guide will show you how to do this among other things.

How to Download an Email From Gmail on Your Computer
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Follow the steps listed below to download an email from Gmail to your computer.

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First off, open up a web browser on your computer and then open up your Gmail account. You can do this by going to the Gmail website and then entering your details to log in.

Select The Three Dots At The Top Right Corner.
Select The Three Dots At The Top Right Corner.

Once you are in Gmail, select the email you would like to download and when it opens up, select the three dots in the top right corner of the window to open up a menu.

Choose Download Message From The Menu.
Choose Download Message From The Menu.

From the menu, select the “Download Message” option.

Now, you should notice the standard “save” window on your computer. You can now proceed to select where you want the folder to be saved on your computer. If you want, you can also enter a custom name for your downloaded email in the “File Name” field.

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Save A Gmail Email To Computer.
Save A Gmail Email To Computer.

Once you are done, click the “Save” button to download your email.

And that is pretty much all you need to do to download an email to your computer from Gmail. An offline copy of the email will be saved to the folder you selected.

How to Open or Attach the Downloaded Email to a New Email

Now that you have downloaded your email from Gmail, you can open it using Windows’ built-in Mail app, Outlook, or another email client. If you want to open the file using Mail, follow the steps below.

First off, right-click the downloaded EML file in the File Explorer and then go to the “Open With” option and then select “Mail.”

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Right Click The Email And Select Open With And Then Mail.
Right Click The Email And Select Open With And Then Mail.

Now, the content of your downloaded email will be displayed on the screen. If you wish to attach the email file you downloaded to a new email, proceed to compose the new email as you normally would in your preferred email client. When you are done composing, select the option to attach files and then navigate to your EML file and select it.

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Contents Of The Downloaded Gmail Email.
Contents Of The Downloaded Gmail Email.

You can now send your email to whoever you want to send it to and the recipient will get a copy of the email you downloaded. That’s pretty much it!

Attach The Downloaded Gmail Email To A New Email.
Attach The Downloaded Gmail Email To A New Email.

And with these few easy steps, you can save emails offline from your Gmail account and share copies with anyone. This ability to download emails is very useful as you get to create copies of important emails on a computer that you can access offline without having to have an internet connection on your computer. You can also store it offline if it is important to keep it as evidence.

If you have got any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Have a nice one!