Have you ever thought of your Gmail account as an online backup medium? Although you must have tried using the different online backup services, you would yet feel more secure to store the backup of important files in your Gmail account.
Because a Gmail account always resides on the World Wide Web, I agree to the fact that such an account is actually not a safe medium for storing the backup of your vital files. This is right when it comes to storing the backup of too confidential files such as a passport soft copy. However, nobody in this world is so unwise! So, the question now is: what all you can backup to your Gmail account?
The answer is quite straightforward! If you have files such as MP3 songs, JPG pictures, MP4 video clips, photo albums, heavy informal presentations, some interesting articles, and games in spreadsheets; it is better to store their backups in your big Gmail account of over 7 GB instead of letting them to occupy space on your computer’s hard disk. Apart from these files, you can also scan and email the daily stuff such as e-books, letters, and contracts. So, how you backup your vital files to Gmail? Well, it is done through the Backup to Email app, which is also called Send to Gmail.
About Backup To Email Application
This is a freeware program that allows backing up files to email easily and quickly. In fact, it is a single-click backup utility. Technically, the application resides in the contextual or shortcut menu in Windows. This means that you just have to right-click a file and select the Backup to Email option for sending it to your mail account with POP/SMTP access.
Installing The Backup To Email Application
Just visit the URL, http://backup2e.com/ and download the application. After downloading, just run its setup file to follow the typical installation process that is straightforward. Once this is done, just open the program and you will see a window that asks your Gmail credentials.
However, I would recommend clicking the Advanced button that will show a window with Gmail settings and other options on the left. Now, sign into your Gmail account.
Once you have provided your user name and password, a message will appear indicating that you can now right-click a file for backup.
Did you notice that the app icon is visible in the System Tray?
Using The Backup to EMail Option
Open Windows Explorer and right-click a file that you want to backup. This will display a contextual menu in which you will see the Backup To EMail option.
Just select this option and you will view the Progress window via which your file is being uploaded. Finally, click OK once the upload is over. Now, just open your Gmail account and you will see the file in your Inbox.
The best part of this app is that it is able to recognize + for addresses. This means that if you have a labeled address such as [email protected], it will accept it and send the file to the backup label in your account. However, there is a limitation.
The Backup To Email app automatically splits the files over 10MB and sends them as individual emails, which you might not like to have. Therefore, in this case, think of zipping the files and then sending them to Gmail. Isn’t it cool?
Have you used some other way of backing computer files to a mail account? Do share with us in your comments!