How to back up emails

It’s all well and good changing internet providers to take advantage of better pricing but what about all the emails you have sitting in your inbox to action? Drew provides a simple solution to make the switch easier.

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It’s all well and good changing internet providers to take advantage of better pricing but what about all the emails you have sitting in your inbox to action? Drew provides a simple solution to make the switch easier.

Q. Margaret

I’m thinking very seriously of changing my internet provider but I haven’t yet done so because of the inconvenience of changing my email address and the collection of emails that are pending for various reasons.

When I do this, will those Outlook emails be accessible from my new provider?  Or do I need to save all the emails and contacts etc. beforehand?  If so, is it better to use a USB stick or backup drive?  And is there a quick way of doing that?

A. Provided by Drew

The answer is that it all depends on how your Outlook is setup. I'm not sure on your version but hopefully you can follow the same instructions as below.

To check what settings you are using, from the Inbox, at the very top in the menu click on 'Tools'. From the drop down box, click on 'Email Accounts'. This will open a window. The second option down will be 'View or change existing accounts'. Make sure this option is checked (circle next to it) and then at the bottom click 'Next'. Now you will see a list of your current emails set up in Outlook. Next to it should say ‘POP/SMTP’. If this is the case, you 'should' be fine to change email providers without having to backup and reload the emails.

Just to be sure, I would back them up. Here are some instructions on how to do this.





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    NeilC
    10th Sep 2013
    11:39am
    To avoid losing e-mails I never use the e-mail address provided by the ISP, instead I use g-mail or similar, so no matter how often you change providers you always have the same e-mail address.
    sandyfaye
    10th Sep 2013
    6:54pm
    Best idea neilc . That is the advice i give my elderly pupils. No dramas then.
    Abby
    13th Sep 2013
    6:26am
    Whilst gmai may on the surface appear to be free ......

    I've read recently that google reads all your gmail to sell for advertising purposes - sure would not like my emai stored there.

    An extra hard drive may be a better option
    Boof
    20th Nov 2013
    6:49pm
    Get in touch with David Lewellen. (not with a Y.) He is a genius on these things.
    He used to live in the "Dead Mans Creek" area of NSW.. The latest I heard of his where abouts is, that he married a Chinese sheila, and moved to Melbourne. Shit, he must halve really been in love, to move to Melbourne. I sat next to him in High School, he was a brilliant artist, as well..... John
    Mak
    14th Apr 2014
    2:07pm
    A better idea is an email program which 'fetches' mail from other email addresses, automatically set up with a couple of clicks. Gmail, Outlook.com which is Live.com and Hotmail, Yahoo, GMX and others arrive in one mail box.
    'Postbox.com is perfect and can be accessed from any computer.
    Those who miss Outlook Express can have it back again, OE Classic is a perfect clone.
    Available from OE Classic.com.


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