Export E-mail Messages In Microsoft® Outlook Express 6
Exporting e-mail messages in Microsoft Outlook Express 6
Microsoft Outlook Express 6 is one of the most popular and useful application by Microsoft Windows XP. This application is the best suited and easy to use application for all kinds of users to manage their e-mails. This acts as a storehouse for all your e-mails and provides you an offline access to your mails. But unless you have a backup, the fear of losing all your mails and contacts on Microsoft Outlook Express 6 remains there. There could be various reasons behind this.
Sometimes your Microsoft Outlook Express 6 might get corrupted and you may need to reinstall the application. If your hard disk crashes, you will have to format it and will lose the entire data on your computer including your mails. There could be situations where you might need to upgrade your operating system or you might be changing your workstation. In all the circumstances mentioned above, you will lose your mails stored in Microsoft Outlook Express 6. So, here comes the need of having a backup of your mails. However, there could be times when you would like to export your mails from Microsoft Outlook Express 6 to another version of this application. So here we will discuss about both the situations and the benefits and difficulties of doing so.
Let us discuss about the following :
- Backup your mails from Microsoft Outlook Express 6 to a folder
- Export your mails from Microsoft Outlook Express 6 to its other versions
- Benefits of exporting e-mail messages
- Difficulties you may face while exporting.
Backup your mails from Microsoft Outlook Express 6 to a folder
For making a backup, you need to copy the files of messages to a backup folder. To do this, first try to locate the Store folder. To find this folder, click on ‘Tools’ and then click on ‘Options’. Under the ‘Maintenance’ tab, you will find the Store Folder. Once, you click on it, a dialog box named ‘Store Location’ will pop up, where you need to copy the location of the store. Now, copy the contents of the Store folder to another folder. For this, go to ‘Run’ under ‘Start’ menu and paste the store location you copied before and click on ‘Ok’. Now, copy the contents of the opened window to a new folder in the desired location. You can rename the folder as E-mail Backup.
Export your mails from Microsoft Outlook Express 6 to its other versions
If you want to have a copy of all mails stored in your Microsoft Outlook Express 6 in Outlook as well then you just can’t copy and paste. You need to export the messages all the messages to Microsoft Outlook Express 6. For doing this, click on ‘File’ menu, hover your mouse on ‘Export’ and click on ‘Messages’. Now, click on ‘Ok’ to export the message. If Microsoft Outlook Express 6 is not opened, you might be prompted to choose the profile for receiving the messages. After selecting the profile, select the folders you would like to export and click on ‘Ok’. After doing this you will find that the selected folders have got copied in the inbox of your Microsoft Outlook Express 6 .
Benefits of exporting e-mail messages
By exporting e-mail messages, you save the important data from unexpected system crashes, data corruption. Once you have your e-mails exported to a storage device, you can even delete them from your PC thereby saving a large chuck of memory. This large chunk of memory can be used for other useful purposes. This will also help your Microsoft Outlook Express 6 to respond quicker as it will have only a few e-mails to look from. Without the backup, Microsoft Outlook Express 6 will have a large chunk of e-mails and will have to look up the large chunk of e-mails before responding to you. You should make it a practice to export e-mails at regular intervals as it will help you organize your e-mails in addition to saving your important e-mails from unexpected disaster.
Difficulties you may face while exporting.
There are times when you end up finding large number of .dbx files amounting to GBs. In such cases, you can always try compressing the files before you move them to your backup destination. The compression rate is exceptional on these files. For other serious difficulties in exporting e-mails, you can always call an iYogi technician for a step-by-step guidance on how to resolve your issue.
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