Web System GMail Backup V2
The GMail module allows independent access to a GMail backup. It supports additional features such as browsing email within the backup, opening emails & importing or downloading any attachments on an individual basis. This allows the Backup service to access emails even when the Google Mail server is down or unavailable.
To take advantage of these features, you will need an Account with Google.
Full list of features:
GMail Backup is controlled by the Google Apps Backup Widget, which is located on your Account's Home page and visible after logging in. To Activate the service, click the GMail icon.
When accessing Google services for the first time, authorization is required. Google will ask you to grant access for its services.
After you Activate the process, the appearance of the Widget will change.
The triangle will change to a square onclick and the backup process will begin immediately. You can stop the process by clicking the square, at which point it will revert to a triangle. Click the next icon (shaped like a Gear) to configure the backup Settings which allows you to set the schedule and select specific folders you want to backup.
If you decide to start the backup process immediately, a green progress bar means that the process is working properly, yellow means there are one or more errors occuring during the backup process. Click on the progress bar to view the Schedule log.
The appearance of various states is below:
After clicking the Gear, you will be able to designate your Settings, to include scheduling the frequency and start date/time of your backups, along with the specific folders to be backed up (synched). To initiate backup (synch) according to your specified schedule, click Start.
If you change your Schedule
If you decide to change your Settings, the Update button will undim. Make sure you click Update. This will replace your old Schedule & folder choices with a new Schedule/choices. See below.
During the backup process
As you are backing up, you will see several 'progress' messages that display communication between Google and your Account:
Additional, typical messages may include:
You may - or may not have success searching (using expanded, GMail search options) from directly within GMail to determine the problem with any specific email.
You can View your Service History at any time (even during backup), by clicking the History button in Settings.
After your Gmail has been backed up, additional features are available by either
You will be taken to a list of your GMails with additional functionality
Hover over a Subject for a specific mail and you will see Actions. Although backup does backup GMail Attachements as part of a contiguous email, any attachments are not available to use as a separate object (example, website image) until you Import to Files. Attachments imported from an email will be automatically directed to your Home Folder and be eith Public or Private, according to your specified Account Details (Top menu -> Settings -> Manage Account -> Details). You can also Download an attachment from this popup.
Example of Preview below.