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Locally back up Gmail messages using Gmail's API over HTTPS. More information:

  • Estimate the number and the size of all emails on your Gmail account:

gyb --email {{}} --action estimate

  • Backup a Gmail account to a specific directory:

gyb --email {{}} --action backup --local-folder {{path/to/directory}}

  • Backup only important or starred emails from a Gmail account to the default local folder:

gyb --email {{}} --search "{{is:important OR is:starred}}"

  • Restore from a local folder to a Gmail account:

gyb --email {{}} --action restore --local-folder {{path/to/directory}}