Microsoft Outlook Backup and restoration

Posted on 2011-05-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Dear All ,

I have to format my laptop and I want to backup my mails using Microsoft Outlook 2007 .as I am using pop3 mail account and have my mails on my mail server .if i will restore my mail and reconfigure my mail account it will download duplicate mails . I want to download my new mails only i dont want to download old mails which I am already having after restore.
Question by:gukhan
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    In those kinds of setups I normally use Wndows Easy Transfer on the computer before formatting it. If you use Vista or Seven it is a part of the system. If you use XP you will have to download and install.
    It keeps Outlook profiles correctly stored. Some times, though, it 'loses' the password for the pop3 account, so be sure to know it. You can go into the Advanced section and only backup e-mail accounts and settings, if you wish, ot the whole user profile (documents, desktop, program settings, etc.).
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    i would say after u format ur laptop , configure your pop profile  and switch of the connection to ur server(i.e pull out you internet connection , now move ur pst mail to ur inbox and immediately start ur lan cnnection.

    now duplicates wont be copied.

    later u can move the mails back to pst :)

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