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jappiecr

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Hi,

I keep receiving notifications that my IMAP mail server is full and need to clean it up by deleting older emails.

I mainly use outlook 2007 to manage my 4 email accounts in 4 seperate folders and so I made .pst backup of all my email accounts but when I delete them from my IMAP and restore the back up there appear again in my IMAP server.

I have tried to make different (offline) folders but it seems I cannot restore a back up in to this. I also tried archiving my folders but since I use 4 different email accounts, the archive keeps overwriting the folders with the last email account selected.

All I want is: place my back up emails in a seperate (offline) folder per account so I can at least access my old emails in Outlook after I have deleted them from my imap server (I understand and accept that than I can only read those emails from my harddrive and not any more on my tablet or phone, but at leas I have one place where I can find them...).

Thanks!
Jappie
 

TerryNet

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Thunderbird provides a default pseudo-account called Local Folders. Appears that Outlook has a similar capability called Personal Folders or Outlook Data Files. Here is one article. Search for "Outlook local folders" for similar articles.
 

jappiecr

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Hello Terry,

PERFECT!! This is what i needed...thanks for the help!
Jappie
 
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