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Do you need to backup your email? Follow this quick guide on how to do it quickly and easily.

 From time to time you may be faced with the need to backup your exsisting email. Some examples of when this may be required would be if you are replacing or refreshing your Windows Operating System, replacing your computer completly or just making sure critical emails are not lost.

In many cases if your email is an IMAP or Exchange account you mail servers may already be keeping a copy of each mail on the server and the need to backup a copy would be more for redundancy.

If you want to continue to backup your message folders locally, you can export them to a .pst file that can later be resoted by importing them back.


1. Select File > Open & Export > Import / Export.



2. Select Export to a file, and then select Next.


3. Select Outlook Data File (.pst), and select Next.

save data file


4. Select the mail folder you want to back up and select Next.

Mail Folder


5. Choose a location and name for your backup file, and then select Finish. Be sure to choose a location extnernal to your computer.


6. If you want to ensure no one can access your files, enter a password, and then select OK.


Note: Remeber to follow these steps for each folder you want to backup.

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