Best way to back up emails please.

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What is the best way please? I seem to copy them ok, but when I come to reopen them they go to gobbledegook. I use Windows Hotmail Live and Outlook Express and run Firefox as my main browser. I run XP Home SP2. Thanks a bunch.yg:)
 
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You asked for 'the best way'... well I can't profess to know the 'best way', however I can describe how I do this.
This may be more tedious than you want to mess with, but here's the way I save email messages.
I create a folder on the C: Drive and call it Email.
Open that folder and create 3 more folders and name them Inbox, Sent, and Drafts.
Next I go to the Outlook Express Inbox and hilite the first message I want to save.
In the upper-left at the Menu Bar click File, in the drop-list click Save as.
In the popup panel, at the Save-in selector box, click the down-arrow then click Main Disk C:
From the list of folders in the panel, click the Email folder that you created, open it and select the Inbox folder, then click the Save button.
Repeat this for each message in each folder that you want to save.
The messages will be saved as .eml files, and when you click on one it will open in Outlook Express.
Now when you save folders to a CD for back-up, and include the Email folder, your messages will be saved onto the CD.
 
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