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Saving emails away - maintain date sent

By michaeleadaleham ·
Hi, any thoughts on the following puzzle:

If I transfer emails from Outlook to Desktop and then to a CD, the date shown is the date of download onto CD. Is there any way that the date sent (which appears in the properties of the .eml file) can be maintained -FOLLOWING THE TRANSFER- as an additional field?

Could the answer be to reinsert an email back into Outlook? Have tried to do that but did not succeed.

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by michaeleadaleham In reply to Saving emails away - main ...

To clarify my question above: the download date is the date that appears under "Date Created" and "Date Modified" once files are transferred to CD.

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by curlergirl In reply to Saving emails away - main ...

If you want to retain the original sent/delivered dates and other header information of your emails, the best way to do this is to export the mail to a .PST file. This, of course, requires that when you want to open them up again, you have to use Outlook to open the .PST file (i.e., you can't open them in Outlook Express or any type of text editor). If this will answer your needs, then what you do is to go to File/Import and Export in Outlook, choose Export to a file, and then choose Personal folder file (.pst) as the file type.

Hope this helps!

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by michaeleadaleham In reply to

Thank you for your reply. I tried what you suggested but I only had the option to export to M/soft Outlook or M/soft Exchange - perhaps the facility you describe exists only in M/soft Outlook. However, dragging files across to a folder on the hard disk does give the desired result (files retain the original dates) but saves the files as .eml so some features are lost.

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