What happens when you login to your computer system and find that you can not access their email in Outlook Express? All your important emails, projects, appointments, attachments, contact addresses have become inaccessible.
At this point you realize the importance of the copies of security of your email. Or not?
Outlook Express – the easiest and most widely used email client in Windows OS provides easy options through which you can create backups of your emails and contact addresses.
For Windows users 98, backup e-mail is stored in the Windows directory and for users of Windows 200 and XP, e-mail messages are stored in the folder Data. The client stores the emails from email in the form of files. dbx – Inbox.dbx Drafts.dbx, Outbox.dbx, Personal.dbx and so on. Each folder added to your account is stored in this location.
Email communication has expanded itself from professionals and home users and therefore also faces corruption situations and damages.
Email can easily be corrupted and deleted by virus attacks, erased accidental head of corruption. dbx o. mbx, damage in transit, power failure, automatic system shutdown or of the mails get deleted permanently from the 'Deleted Items' folder.
To avoid situations of losing important emails, you should always create and maintain the security of e-mails and contact addresses. This backup can be created in any location on your computer system or any CDRW or DVD.
The first and most important step is to find the real path where Outlook Express stores the files. Dbx. Perform the following steps to locate the file. dbx (s):
1. Launch Outlook Express.
2. Click the Tools menu.
3. Select Options. The Options dialog box is displayed.
4. Select the Maintenance tab of the Options dialog box.
5. Click the Folder button store. The shop window will appear with the path location of the folder (Outlook Express), where personal messages are stored.
6. Copy the path and click OK or click Change to change the location to save your personal messages.
7. Paste this way in the address field of Windows File Manager. The Outlook Express folder with the file. Dbx (s) will be displayed.
The folder has many folders that you created in your email account. Simply copy these files and paste them into the new location or take backup on another hard drive, CDRW, DVD or on a network drive.
Similarly, back up the address book can also be created and the list of contacts can keep from getting corrupt. Perform the following steps to backup your Address Book:
1. Launch Outlook Express.
2. Select Tools> Address Book from the pulldown menu.
3. The Address Book – Identity (account name) the window will be displayed. Full details from your contacts list are displayed in this window.
4. Choose File> Export> Other Address Book .. option.
5. The address of Book Export Tool window is displayed. Select Text File (Comma Separated Values) and option to click the Export button.
6. The CSV Export window appears. Select the desired location to save the exported file and click Next.
7. The window for selecting field names from the address book is displayed. Select the name of the folder you want save, and click Finish.
At the successful completion of the Address Book export process has completed message is displayed on the screen.
Now you can view your contact list in an Excel worksheet as the format of the saved location.
By following such simple steps that you can avoid situations, cope with the loss of emails and contacts, but if in any circumstance you lose your mail, you can test the Outlook Express recovery software for recover lost, deleted emails and contact list.
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