Saving Messages in OE 6

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All I want to do is save my Inbox in Outlook Express 6 so that I can import it back after a wipe and reinstall of Win98. The "Export" feature only lets you export to another email client. Anyone know how to save the Inbox and re-import the messages?
 
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Outlook Express (OE) backing up is v. simple.

You need to back up 3 things.
a. Address Book
b. Mail Accounts
c. Mail boxes.

a. Address Book.
Open Address Book. Go to File > Export > Address Book.
Save the .wab file and transfer it to new machine. There follow the same procedure and import it.

b. Mail Accounts.
In OE, go to Tools > Accounts > Export. Save .iaf file for each account and transfer it to new machine. Then follow the same procedure and import them.

c. Mail Boxes.
In OE, go to Tools > Options > Maintenance > Store Folder.
There note down the full path. Transfer all the files from that folder to new machine. In new machine also note down the full path in the same way. In that path, replace the old files with the new files. But be careful to not keep OE running while you are doing all this.

A couple of more from MS and elsewhere.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q270670

http://www.sitedeveloper.ws/tutorials/outlook.htm
 
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