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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by upsidexxx, Jan 28, 2002.

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  1. upsidexxx

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    whats the simplest way to back up emails to CDROM , i want it to include the date stamp and sender details......(in bulk)

    I am talking hundreds of ,and it must be reliable .

    I tried it once but could not re-open the file later ...(it was a .dbx folder)

    thankyou
     
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  3. Gnosisless

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    It depends on your mail client, but basically, you just backup the address book and database files, as you said. My guess is that the reason your backup didn't work is that, when you restore files from CD, the READ-ONLY attribute will be set, and programs can't open them with the right access level. The solution is to right-click the dbx (or whatever) filename, and deselect the read-only attribute.


    For details:

    Outlook Express 5.5 may store its database files here:
    C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Identities\

    but read this article for details on backing up OE 5:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q230208


    This article is a little old, but provides some useful detail for Outlook Express 4:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q188854

    Outlook will be different. Try this article for Outlook 2000:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q196492
     
  4. upsidexxx

    upsidexxx Thread Starter

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    Excellent....i did not know that existed,.......and i thought i had set up the dbx. file wrong to start with anyway.


    My method for backup is a bit primitive and slow,.....may i ask your prefered method please ?

    Much appreciated
     
  5. Monk_

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    I only backup Exchange Server so it is a little differant. I use Backup Exec (Veritas) with the Exchange Agent.
     
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