How to Back up Windows® Live Mail Address Book?
Windows Live Mail is one of the mostly used mail software. Since this is the latest e-mail client from Microsoft, it would have many new and improved features. It would scan each and every e-mail that comes to inbox and thus, gives security enhancement. It could spot which all mails are genuine and non-genuine. You could use many e-mail services like Gmail, Yahoo! etc. Each and every user could be able to handle e-mail messages. If you are using online services for this Windows Live Mail, all calendars and the mails would get synchronized. Sending of photos could be done more easily and quickly. You would be able to send much number of large photos. You could send them in terms of thumbnails.
Below given points are about backing up of Windows Live Mail address book:
- Need to back up
- Tips to back up address book
- Things to remember
Need to Back Up
There are chances that Windows Live Mail would get corrupted. In such conditions, you would lose all the e-mails and the contacts present in Windows Live Mail. So, you need to keep a backup copy of all mails and also the address book. If you keep the backup copy of the address book, you could restore all those contacts when you face address book corruption and when you lose them.
Tips to Back Up Address Book
In order to back up the address book, click book icon which is present in the bottom left. When you enter to new window, you would then click Show Menu. In that, you would choose Export. If you could not find Show Menu option described above, you would firstly select Go in the main window, then choose Contacts. In that window, click File and then take Export. In the sub menu, there would be two formats. You would choose any one format either CSV or VCF for address book. You would then need to follow the steps that are being used in the export wizard of CSV or VCF. After that you would then save contacts to a safe place in the system and give it a name. You could also save that file to removable media like USB or CD.
Things to Remember
It would be a better idea to back up address book in Windows Live Mail. You need to choose a safe place in the system to save this backed up address book. It is better not to save that file to desktop. There are chances that it would get deleted. If you are using the removable media like USB, CD etc, you would be very careful. These types of devices would be more prone to threats. So you need to use the USB which is virus free. If there are threats, the file would get corrupted.
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