Backup Email Files
What are the methods for backing up e-mail files? Discuss different software that can be used to backup e-mail files.
If you are using the system for business or educational needs, you may need to send messages to others. The most efficient message sending method is e-mail. There are a number of e-mail client applications available today. These include Gmail, Microsoft Outlook Express, Hotmail and Yahoo! etc. At times, it might be possible to get some issues with e-mail files stored in these e-mail clients. One of the issues can be the corruptions in e-mails due to some reasons. It may come as a result of accidental deletion of e-mails. Some viruses may cause corruptions to these mail files. If media storing mails or backups are having some corruptions, it may corrupt the mail files. Header corruption of DBX, MBX, PST, IMB, IMH file and e-mails emptied from Deleted Items folder is another reason for e-mail corruption. You need to take the backup of these e-mail files and recover them to use these e-mails thereafter. You can use some third-party software for this purpose. It is also possible to take backup or recover these e-mail files manually.
Following are some tips for backup and recovery of e-mail files:
- Use backup and repair software
- Backup manually
- Recover manually
Use backup and repair software
You can use some backup and repair software for taking backup of e-mails and recover these files. Software like Smart Email Recovery, Disk Doctors and Microsoft Outlook Express Backup Tiger can be used for this purpose. You need to just install the software and let it scan the system to take backup of e-mail files. It can also be used for recovering corrupted e-mails. The software provides protection to your e-mails without any system crash. It can store these backups to external medias like CDs and DVDs etc.
It is possible to take backup of your e-mails manually. To do this, you need to register a new e-mail account from any e-mail provider. This can be used as the backup e-mail account. Next step is to set-up 'e-mail forwarding' from the main mail account. You need to then just send e-mail from your e-mail account to new one. These files automatically get backed up in the new account.
It is possible to recover your e-mail files manually. To do this, you need to login the e-mail account and click on 'Trash bin' of the account. You need to scroll through Trash bin to see e-mails included in it. Then, check the recycle bin for e-mail files. You can then run a computer search in search of any e-mail files. You need to just copy these e-mails back to specific folder to recover them.
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