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Backup Important Files to Gmail with Backup To EMail

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Do you like backing your files up online and also happen to have a Gmail account? Now you can easily backup your files in your Gmail account with Backup To EMail.

Note: Backup To EMail is also known as Send To GMail.


Installation of Backup To EMail is simple and straightforward. Once you have finished with the installation process and have started the program up, this is the window that you will see.


Clicking on the Advanced Button will show the following window. You can sign into your Gmail account here and also see details regarding a pro version if you would like to use other E-mail Service providers.


A quick look at the System Tray icon and the Right Click Menu…


Once you have entered your Gmail User Name and Password, you will see the following message.


Backup To EMail in Action

To get started backing your files up, right click on the file and select/click on “Backup To EMail”.


Once you have selected/clicked on “Backup To EMail”, you will see a Progress Window like this. Click “OK” when the upload is finished to close the window.


As you can see, the file was quickly sent to our Gmail account and this is the view when we opened the e-mail. Notice that the file was placed directly into the Inbox.



Backup To EMail provides a quick and easy way to store backups of your files in your Gmail account. With the addition of a Mail Filter, you can easily bypass the Inbox and have your files “presorted” with their own label.


Download Backup To EMail (version 2.1.1 build 185) -(B.T.E. Homepage)

Download Backup To EMail (version 2.1.1 build 185) -(SourceForge)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/3/09

Comments (9)

  1. Firas

    Great program
    Thank you Asian Angel ;-)

  2. MS Access Developer

    It looks as though the program just emails files, no? Old backups not automatically deleted, I imagine. Would be nice if it could (a) break multiple files into 20MB chunks and send to gmail as “1 of 2”, etc. Anyways, looks like cool program.

    I have 7-zip and use Windows Mail. I right-click files, click “compress and email”, and then email files to my gmail account. Pretty much the same thing, I think.

  3. Joseph

    This program does a sync between whatever you setup and your gmail account. It is much better than the one file at a time method, however it is command prompt not gui.

  4. Joseph

    This firefox add-on has a gui and works well, but does not sync. You can upload folders at a time, and there is support for subfolders.
    I wish there were a gui sync program that would do this and also break larger files into chunks, but I have been unable to find it. I also wish that the program would automatically label the emails and move them to archive so that I didn’t have to do it manually.

  5. Paul

    IANAL, but doesn’t this violate Google’s terms of service?


    5.3 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Google, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Google. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers) and shall ensure that you comply with the instructions set out in any robots.txt file present on the Services.

  6. Erika

    This won’t download in Adobe Reader. I tried 3 times. What program will open it?
    Download Backup To EMail (version 2.1.1 build 185) -(B.T.E. Homepage)

  7. Edwin

    Looks interesting. Our Gmail Keeper software does the opposite thing – backup important emails to local disk ;)

  8. fastbullet

    Given Goffle’s recent reliability issues, I’m not certain I want to put much more faith in it.

    It’s a darn shame when suddenly you cannot rely upon something I never used to question.

  9. clayton bernard

    I cannot access my ( is my password for this account I do not remember how can you help me.I made a new one yesterday how can I get that one active and closed the other ones I cannot access and causing so much problems with sincronizeing accounts

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