How do I backup my Outlook Express email?
Backing up is important, we all know that. And in many cases, one of the
most important things to be backed up is your Outlook Express email.
Now, of course, you should be backing up your entire machine. But there are
can certainly cases where all you want is to backup you email. The good news is
that it’s easy to do.
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Outlook Express stores your email in a set of “.dbx” files, one per folder.
To locate where those files are located:
Click on the Tools menu
Select the Options… item
Click on the Maintenance tab
Click on the Store Folder button
The resulting dialog will indicate which directory contains your email
Exit Outlook Express, and simply backup the entire contents of that