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.

How to backup Google Mail 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 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.
  4. Select the Delivery method
  5. Continue with selecting file type and size. Click Create export.
  6. Create export
  7. The export process will get started. You need to wait for some time.
  8. export process will get started
  9. A highlighted Download link will appear; click on it to download the backup. download the backup
  10. Open the backup file and confirm the backup.
  11. Open the backup file

As most of the MBOX email clients are not so popular, many users export these MBOX backup files to Office 365 or a popular format like PST. For the export of Google Takeout backup MBOX file to Office 365, we suggest you a professional tool – Kernel MBOX to PST Converter tool, 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 Kernel MBOX to PST Converter.
  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.
  3. Select the folder from the system drive
  4. After the file is added successfully, click on the Finish option.
  5. file is added successfully
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Next, confirm the saving option as Office 365, and then click on Next.
  9. Select saving option as Office 365
  10. Apply the filter options as required - From, To, Subject, etc. Then click on Next.
  11. Apply the filter options
  12. Then add the destination Office 365 account credentials. Click Finish.
  13. Office 365 account credentials
  14. The transfer of content from the Google Takeout MBOX file to Office 365 will get started. A live view of the progress is displayed.
  15. live view of Google Takeout MBOX file to Office 365 progress
  16. Once the export is completed, it displays the “Data has been saved” message.
  17. Data has been saved

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