Saving E-Mail adresses

Posted on 2000-03-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I do alot of service work on computers and as you know scrub and rebuild is a must on alot of unmaintained machines.  I maybe because of what ever have not been able to find the E-Mail adress list to be able to save it for my clients.  So I print it and they reload manualy, it would be sweet to just load it back after a format & rebuild.

Thanks for any help!
Question by:MOP
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Expert Comment

ID: 2626264
Can I know what email software you are using ?
Different software will have different place to store the address. If you are using Outlook Express, you can save the Wab file into the disc first and copy it back again after you finish rebuilding.


Hiap Ho

Expert Comment

ID: 2626291
OK I have just did trial and error in my computer and found something interesting. You can actually import your email address to Outlook Express using Wabmig in Outlook Express program.
The email program supported are :
Eudora Pro or Light
Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Internet Mail
Netscape Communicator
Text File with Comma Separated Values

So you can just run Wabmig, import you address book to Outlook Express, and copy the Wab file. I believe you should be able to find a similar program to use in other Email Program.


Hiap Ho

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Jerome030900 earned 100 total points
ID: 2626940
You should also save the personal address books as well. the file extention is: .PAB
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Expert Comment

ID: 2627210
Please kindly post your answer as a comment, don't block other expert answering the question. You are not even sure what emailing software he/she use. In Experts-Exchange usually we'll post our answer as a comment if we are not sure our answer can solve the problem as other experts might have a better view.

Author Comment

ID: 2627701
I wish to copy exsisting Outlook Express client files to reinstall after rebuild.

Author Comment

ID: 2627723
The WAB which is the first thing I tried is the book but does not hold the adresses (TRY IT) I did.

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