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    Backing up Mail

    I would like to know how to backup my inbox & sent items in Outlook

    Your assistance is most appreciated

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    When Outlook is not running, you can copy the PST from where it lives in %userprofile%\Documents\Outlook Files to a backup location. (Outlook when running holds it open, and makes it uncopyable except by the method in the next paragraph).

    Coincidentally, I've just finished writing a BATch file which uses ShadowSpawn (and Microsoft's Volume Shadow Service) to do this copying also when Outlook is active, but you might not want this.
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    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated

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    I ran across a free program the other day called "MailStore Home" which may be worth a look. The program offers a simple solution for storing email from multiple in-boxes (gmail,hotmail etc.) and the ability to search through the archives. .... I was surprised at how fast the search function returned results. For me it's a keeper for sure.

    http://www.mailstore.com/en/mailstore-home.aspx
    Last edited by senueh; 2011-09-25 at 09:24.

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    Thanks for the info, much appreciated

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