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Backing Up E-Mail

System requirements: Windows

Description:

E-mail clients congregate your messages into one large file or folder, simplifying the backup process. Corruption of these files and accidental deletion of messages are the most common reasons for e-mail loss. You will also want to make a copy of your messages and address books to use when you anticipate moving to a new computer or e-mail client. This is especially true if you use personal folders in Outlook which are not stored on the J: Drive.

How to Use:

The following instructions can help you back up and restore e-mail and address books in commonly used e-mail clients:

Outlook 2002 (Outlook XP) and 2003 - How to manage .pst files in Outlook 2002 and Outlook 2003 (Microsoft Web site)


Outlook 2007 - Back up Outlook data with Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup tool (Microsoft Web site)

Adapted from Data Backup (http://www.utexas.edu/its/support/topics/databackup/mail.php), with permission from ITS, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1110.