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    Back-up to My Documents (Windows XP home)

    After going into Windows explore and finding the right folder in Outlook Express. I copied to a folder in My Documents. The problem is it stored them in the extension .dbx. They won't open. When I chose open with, Outlook express is not listed in the choices. I don't understand why their not copied as .eml.

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    Re: Back-up to My Documents (Windows XP home)

    To get the eml extension you will need to do a Save As from each email.

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    Re: Back-up to My Documents (Windows XP home)

    If you want to read DBX files, there is a reader called of all things OE Reader.
    You can choose to view the messages in text or HTML view, sort them and also save them as standard .eml files. Additional features include support for attachments and printing.


    it's <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> ware and you can download it at DBX
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    Re: Back-up to My Documents (Windows XP home)

    <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> I found this on HP web site. It makes Backing up easy!

    Backing up the mail

    Create a new folder on the desktop named, for example, Exported Mail:

    Right-click on any empty area of the desktop.

    Click New and Folder.

    Name the folder as Exported Mail.

    Start Outlook Express. Resize the Outlook Express window so that part of the desktop is visible.

    Move the Exported Mail folder icon created in Step 1 to the visible desktop area.

    In the Outlook Express window, click the folder that contains the messages to be exported.

    Select the messages that are going to be exported (1). To select more than one message at the same time Highlight and select all.

    Drag the selected messages from the Outlook Express window (2), and drop them in the Exported Mail folder created in Step 1 (3).

    Then Burn to CD

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