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Archiving Mail

Maxx
I've Been Here Awhile

Guys

I have thousands of emails in folders. Is it possible to Archive them all to an external destination such as a hard drive or other email account? Unfortunately I am moving to a place where I cannot have rogers anymore and I'd hate to manually move them all to hotmail or something like it...

 

Thanks in advance

Maxx

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Re: Archiving Mail

Pauly
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I second what Gdkitty said. I used to do this at least ONCE to TWICE a year get in the habit of archiving my email account. I would go even further and if you select all the messages from your inbox, and drag them into a folder, it copies each individual message as a .MSG file and I would back up each individual message into a folder, zip it or archive it to DVD.

Because I had a small registered business I was required to keep a copy of my financial records for a good 7 years I also kept electronic copies of my emails because I had quotes and such in there and was required to keep a record of them so why the heck not just copy all my email and back it up right? so this is what I Did!


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Re: Archiving Mail

RogersCorey
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Greetings and welcome to our Community @Maxx!

 

Backing up your emails for safety or offline use is a good idea. Since Yahoo Mail doesn't have an export feature, it's important to understand what options are available.

I know you were hoping for an easy solution but these are the options open to you.

 

Regards,

RogersCorey

Re: Archiving Mail

I agree, if you are not already using one, is to use a 3rd party program, even windows mail (or a better one like outlook etc) to download them.

You will want to do the POP setup, where it will download a local copy (vs imap where its more of a sync).  With a little bit of work,  you might even be able to connect your new email address to that same and be able to access those existing ones and reply to them, etc.

Re: Archiving Mail

Pauly
Resident Expert
Resident Expert
I second what Gdkitty said. I used to do this at least ONCE to TWICE a year get in the habit of archiving my email account. I would go even further and if you select all the messages from your inbox, and drag them into a folder, it copies each individual message as a .MSG file and I would back up each individual message into a folder, zip it or archive it to DVD.

Because I had a small registered business I was required to keep a copy of my financial records for a good 7 years I also kept electronic copies of my emails because I had quotes and such in there and was required to keep a record of them so why the heck not just copy all my email and back it up right? so this is what I Did!


Re: Archiving Mail

Maxx
I've Been Here Awhile

Thanks everyone for your help and advice. I will look into a 3rd party app...

 

Maxx

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