General discussion

Locked

Mail Question

By darksheer ·
I want a setup a machine at my home that downloads my email from a POP3 account, so that when I get home I can goto my computer and only check my email through that machine. This machine would have to store backups of the email.

My main concern is keeping a backup of all my email recieved and sent.

Any suggestions?

I use Outlook Express primarily as my email client.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Mail Question

by Kirill Lozovatsky In reply to Mail Question

If I understand correctly - you'd like to live you messages on a server, so you can read tham from another PC. If it's so, you may do the following:

To store messages on a mail server
Storing messages on a server is useful if you need to read mail from more than one computer. When you log on to your account from a different computer, Outlook Express downloads messages according to the options you have set. You can store messages on a POP3 server. If you have HTTP mail, such as Hotmail, or IMAP mail, your messages are always kept on the server.

On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

Click the mail account, and then click Properties.

Click the Advanced tab, and then select Leave a copy of messages on server.

Hope I guess the point.

Collapse -

Mail Question

by Kirill Lozovatsky In reply to Mail Question

But the best way I think for you is an IMAP or HTTP mail (like hotmail.com).

Collapse -

Mail Question

by darksheer In reply to Mail Question

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Mail Question

by SyscoKid In reply to Mail Question

That's not a bad suggestion, to leave messages on the mail server. But if you want to back them up locally, look for files named *.mbx or *.dbx, depending on your version of OE. They will probably be in C:\Windows\Application Data\Identities\{a long string in curly brackets}\Microsoft\Outlook. Back up that whole directory.

Collapse -

Mail Question

by darksheer In reply to Mail Question

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Mail Question

by rayze In reply to Mail Question

the last answer about the *.dbx is correct, i've done it, you can back up that directory, when you go into outlook express you can right click on whatever folder(ex.: inbox)and go to properties, there it will tell you the exact directory in which itresides

Collapse -

Mail Question

by darksheer In reply to Mail Question

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Mail Question

by darksheer In reply to Mail Question

This question was closed by the author

Back to Networks Forum
8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums