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    Backing up settings, views, accounts, rules, etc. for Outlook 2016

    If I want to back up my Outlook setup -- aside from but then including the data, how can I best accomplish this? A backup of the OST files for each account? A utility (either provided by Microsoft or separate)?

    I keep my Contacts and Calendar in separate PST files, so they aren't a major issue. But what of all the IMAP settings and account-related settings and files? Especially since I am still getting used to "365", I would like to know that I wouldn't have to start from scratch if something went wrong.

    Could I export the OST to a PST that would then include all the "pieces"?

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    Berton, I actually am not concerned with my Contacts, since I keep them in a separate PST, not my Calendar, since I use another product. I am though concerned with Views (which I had previously posted about transferring between accounts / mailboxes). Stationary is separate, rules can be exported, but e-mail file structures and views are something else again.

    Should I just make periodic OST backups that I can then "empty" of data while still keeping structure etc.?

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    OST file content is a cache of what is on the mail server. The only exception that I know of are folders marked as "this computer only".

    I suggest you thoroughly read some of the articles linked in post #2.

    Joe

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