I'd definitely pay for something like that.
Storage space is so cheap and free now. And none of you have more emails than could fit on a $4 jumpdrive.
You can even just go to Google Takeout, and have it export all of your emails to your associated Google Drive account. You can store up to 15G. You don't even have to worry about finding a place to store it. Takes only a few minutes. And no time limit to download the archive from your Google Drive.
Why is this painful for any of you?? You can easily make a backup, AND also declutter your account.
I almost feel like some people are so committed to minimalism that they are forcing themselves to needlessly purge precious memories just to prove a point about how hardcore they are about throwing things out. So I feel bad bursting their bubble that this sacrifice is pointless.
I thought we would have automated voicemail transcription to email by now. At least let the audio of voicemail go to my Gmail inbox.
There is a great SMS backup+ app that Is open source on GitHub. But Google seem to keep blocking access. When it works it puts SMS archives into a Gmail folder.
Definitely pulled out some old memories when I go back that far into University days. It's hard going through 16 years thinking I never need to delete anything in case I want to look it up one day, but now I have to actually delete junk as it comes in.
The filters uses the gmail "query language" .