Google Takeout is a free backup service introduced by Google to export data from a Google application. One can use it after signing into Google Takeout using Google account credentials. This Google service performs the following functions.

  • Allows data export from Calendar, Chrome, Classroom, Contacts, Drive, Google My Business, Google Photos, Mail, Maps, and more.
  • Offers to backup data from specific services.
  • Allows choosing the delivery method and set backup frequency, file type, size, etc.

Google Takeout will create the MBOX file for Gmail and later you can incorporate this file into either other email clients or export it further into Office 365 too. To use data into other different email clients, you can convert MBOX to PST, EML or MSG formats.

How to backup Google Mail MBOX file using Google Takeout?

Many users utilize this Google service to backup Google emails; it saves Mails including Trash and Spam, in MBOX file format in a Zip file. Let us understand the backup process of Google Mail MBOX file with the Google Takeout service.

  1. Sign in to Google Takeout using admin credentials.
  2. In the Select data to include section under CREATE A NEW EXPORT, click on Deselect all, select the Mail option and then click on Next step.
  3. Select the Delivery method and Frequency of the backup. Select the Delivery method
  4. Continue with selecting file type and size. Click Create export. Create export
  5. The export process will get started. You need to wait for some time. export process will get started
  6. A highlighted Download link will appear; click on it to download the backup. download the backup
  7. Open the backup file and confirm the backup. Open the backup file

Majority of MBOX email clients are open source applications that they are not secured enough to keep your emails from hacking attempts. The experts advise to export MBOX backup files to Office 365 cloud platform or other useful formats like PST. For securely exporting the data of Google Takeout backup MBOX file to Office 365, we will suggest you a professional tool – Kernel MBOX to PST Converter, which exports MBOX files from any source to Office 365, PST, and more platforms instantly. It integrates advanced preview feature and filter options.

Let us know how it works.
  1. Launch the software.
  2. Click on the Browse option against the Select Folder section to select and add the Takeout folder containing the MBOX files. Select the folder from the system drive and click OK. Select the folder from the system drive
  3. After the file is added successfully, click on the Finish option. file is added successfully
  4. The file content will get displayed. Select any email to view its complete preview. To save this content to Office 365 destination location, either click on the Save option or Office 365 from the right panel as shown. Select destination Note: To save the Takeout MBOX file emails to PST, EML, or MSG file format, select the desired saving option, and continue with the export process. select desired saving option
  5. Next, confirm the saving option as Office 365, and then click on Next. Select saving option as Office 365
  6. Apply the filter options as required - From, To, Subject, etc. Then click on Next. Apply the filter options
  7. Then add the destination Office 365 account credentials. Click Finish. Office 365 account credentials
  8. The transfer of content from the Google Takeout MBOX file to Office 365 will get started. A live view of the progress is displayed. live view of Google Takeout MBOX file to Office 365 progress
  9. Once the export is completed, it displays the “Data has been saved” message. Data has been saved

So, we have just viewed the export of Google Takeout MBOX emails to Office 365.