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How do I backup my email in Outlook Express?

Question: How do I backup my email in Outlook Express?

Answer: Backing up the Outlook Express mail

  1. Locate the file by using the Windows find tool. Click Start / Find / Files or Folders.
  2. In the Named box type *.mbx – ensure the Look in box is looking on the drive that Microsoft Outlook is located (usually the C: drive).
  3. Click Find Now
  4. This should locate the Microsoft Outlook Express address book, if present. If more than one .mbx file is located, it is likely that you have more than one mail folder and it is recommended that you copy all the files you wish to backup.
  5. Once this file is located, copy the file to an alternate drive or backup media such as a Zip disk.

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