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How to Backup Outlook

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,

    A few months ago I switched to outlook from Thunderbird. The only reason is the Word/Office related functions I needed. A few days ago however, my RAID 0 setup died and I lost the stuff saved on my disk. I have 20+ email accounts all connected to different servers and the setup is pretty crazy, any idea how I can setup Outlook this time to back things up. I basically would love one file with all my settings backed up. That is all I need.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Create a single .pst file with multiple accounts associated with it.
    That's how I use Outlook.
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    The email account information can't be saved or exported.
    You have to type them in again.
    email info isn't contained in the .pst

    I doubt there is any good reason to move away from Thunderbird to Outlook.
  4. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Thx guys! I got it!
    I did not know at the time... :confused:
  5. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    Thunderbird isn't being worked on, but because it's an open project anyone can contribute to it and is more secure since it's constantly updated. And I believe the French defense force uses it. Most IMAP servers allow you to import your email using a few commands. I know Gmail does for the personal side and if you use Google services for your company's email system.
  6. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Now that I have tested and worked with Outlook I find Thunderbird is ten times better. I just need the better spell check of Outlook.

    Are you guys sure you cannot backup settings and the data for the sites (port numbers etc)? or do I have to type this in on each PC?
  7. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    Should allow you to import from one to the other...
  8. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    The .PST file? Are those settings or data?
  9. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    I have no idea. But often if two software have import functions, then they should also have export functions. I can pull data from my Thunderbird into my Gmail through IMAP. Not sure if it's the same for Outlook or *gulp* Yahoo!.
  10. Allen

    Allen Active Member

    I'd like to know, too! I'm going to have to reformat my C: drive and I need to backup my Outlook stuff.
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    .pst is the data (emails, calendar, todos, etc.)
    email account settings are not save able.
  12. smartpixels

    smartpixels Active Member

  13. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    And then use GMail to pull your data from Outlook.
  14. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I hate the cloud lol. Security nightmare.
  15. David Parkar

    David Parkar New Member

    May be it work for you:

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