Sunday, January 18, 2009

Back up your Emails in Outlook Express

For TBH Creative and most businesses, emails are essential to day-to-day activities. Even with a back-up system on your files, it is important to also back up your email correspondence. We use Outlook Express, so below are simple back up instructions. You may also use these instructions to transfer messages from one computer to another. Instruction how to save and backup Outlook Express email messages for importing, exporting from one pc to another.
  • Click on the TOOLS Menu and select OPTIONS.
  • Click the MAINTENANCE Tab and then click on Store Folder.
  • You now see the location of your Email Folder.
  • Highlight the Folder Location and press CTRL+C to copy the location.
  • Click Cancel and then Cancel again to close all boxes.
  • Click the Windows Start button and the click Run. In the open box press CTRL+V to paste the mail location, then click OK.
  • You now have a window containing you e-mail database *.dbx files.
  • From the top Menu click EDIT click Select All.
  • On the top Menu again click COPY. Now close the window.
  • Open Windows Explorer, click FILE / NEW and then FOLDER.
  • Type a name for the folder and hit ENTER.
  • Double click the Folder you just created to open it. From the EDIT Menu select PASTE.
  • Close the window.
  • You have now completed a backup up of your email messages.
  • Write these files to a CD or CDRW for later use.
Source: Freebits
You may use different email software and the instructions will vary. Below are some helpful links:
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Tatum is the president of TBH Creative and is responsible for building long-term client relationships. She enjoys the strategy behind web design and sitting down with clients to define online marketing goals. She likes to blog about questions or topics that clients ask about as well as sharing new tricks.

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