Guide to Outlook Express backup
Most small companies and home users don’t need to buy expensive solutions for data backup. They can only copy important files to CD or DVD, and if information loss occurs, they can get it back easily.
If it’s only for copying documents, photos, and other files, it’s not the same for e-mails, attachments, address books, stationery, and other related information from your Outlook Express e-mail client.
This article will explain how anyone can make a backup copy of Outlook Express manually (because Outlook Express does not offer a default backup function) This e-mail program is usually installed with the Windows operating system and is probably among the most commonly used e-mail programs today. .
1. Back up email messages
In Outlook Express, email is stored in a file with DBX extension. The easiest way to find these files is to open Outlook Express and from the menu select Tools Options Maintenance and click the Store Folder button. Here you can find the path to the folder containing your email.
This procedure works for all types of email: SMTP / POP3, IMAP, MAPI, or even Hotmail Accounts (some messages may be stored only on the Hotmail server).
To save all your e-mails and attachments, you must copy all DBX files from the folder.
2. Account settings:
Details about your mail and news account are stored in the registry. To find it, start RegEdit and select the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet Account Manager key from the left pane. To save this data, from the menu choose: Export Registry Registry File. Save the file to a name like “accounts.reg”.
3. Rules of the Letter
Outlook Express mail rules are stored in the registry, in the HKEY_CURRENT_USERIdentities key. To save this data, from the menu choose: Export Registry Registry File. Save the file to a name like “rules.reg”.
4. Address Book
Address book backup is easy. This is saved in a file with WBA extension. To find the location for storing the address book, you must open Outlook Express and from the menu select File Export Address Book and select a comma-separated text file as your output format. Click Export, select the folder where the backup will be saved and set a name for the backup file. After that click Next and select the fields that you want to include in your backup. Click Finish and your backup will be ready.
The location of the Outlook Express stationery is stored in a registry key. To find it, you must open RegEdit, look for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsStationery key and look at the value of the Stationery Folder. There you will find your way to the stationery folder. To save a stationery, you must copy all files from that folder.
If you think that manual backup is too difficult, you can use a backup software tool, which can make the job easier. The Outlook Express Backup Specialist is one product that can be used to easily back up Outlook Express. It can save your e-mails, attachments, address books, signatures, blocked lists, mail rules, stationery, accounts, and your settings. The biggest advantage of using automatic email backup software is the schedule function, which will back up at specified intervals, without user action. The disadvantage of using an automatic email backup utility is that it costs money, usually around 20-30 USD as a one-time payment, whereas manual backup is of course free.
The conclusion is that email backup is an important operation for every user.