How to export PST Files from Microsoft® Outlook Express
What are the guidelines and need to export pst files from Microsoft Outlook Express?
Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail program created by Microsoft that helps you to manage, send, receive and store mails. Though there are many similar programs available, Microsoft Outlook Express is the most popular among them. Microsoft Outlook Express is a POP3 and IMAP-compatible e-mail client. It has many files in it. Among those, the pst file is a personal folder file which stores every calendar item, every e-mail messages and every task that you need to perform. This pst file is often named as outlook.pst file and resides in the local drive of your system. It does not matter whether your e-mail comes through POP3, IMAP or HTTP (Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail), once after retrieving the mail, Microsoft Outlook Express stores it in the pst file.
Following is the information on exporting e-mail pst files from Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Need to export
- Exporting e-mail pst files
- Tips for successful pst creation
Need to export
Exporting e-mail pst files from Microsoft Outlook Express enables you to provide a secure backup to your data so that, the important data is not lost in case of any hard disk crash. Since Personal Folder (.pst) files contain all the essential data, exporting e-mail pst files will be sufficient to have back up of all important data. Moreover you will be able to access your old mails from any system if you export e-mail pst files from Microsoft Outlook Express.
Exporting e-mail pst files
Initially, you need to create folders named ‘SPAM’ or ‘HAM’ in Microsoft Outlook Express. The name of the folder must be in upper case otherwise the secure user manager may reject them. Then launch Microsoft Outlook Express. In that, select ‘Import and export’ option of 'File' menu. Now you need to select the ‘Export to a file’ option and click on ‘Next’. Select the ‘Personal Folder File (.pst)’, followed by selecting the folder that you want to export. Later you need to select the location where you want to save the file, give the file name and check off the ‘No Encryption’ option then finally click on 'Ok'. Thus the exporting process is done.
While exporting a pst file, make sure that you name it in such a way that you can remember it easily and store it in a secure location. While exporting the pst files, you are asked to set a password for better protection. Set a password which you can remember easily because if you forget the password or if the location where the pst file is saved cannot be accessed, you cannot restore the pst files when needed.
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