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Old 01-27-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I am currenlty using Comcast as my ISP but that is about to change late next week. I currenlty have a large (several hundred) number of saved emails that I want to retain after the switch but don't don't how to do that. I use Outlook (not Express) for my email and will continue to do so but need some very clear advice on how to move the emails I have saved to be available with my new ISP (U-verse). Can anyone help me?
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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I am currenlty using Comcast as my ISP but that is about to change late next week. I currenlty have a large (several hundred) number of saved emails that I want to retain after the switch but don't don't how to do that. I use Outlook (not Express) for my email and will continue to do so but need some very clear advice on how to move the emails I have saved to be available with my new ISP (U-verse). Can anyone help me?

I don't understand, you are still going to be using the same computer? If yes all you are going to be doing is changing your e-mail address, user name and the incoming/outgoing mail servers under tools/e-mail accounts/view-change existing e-mail account in outlook.

All previous e-mail will still be there.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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If you're using Outlook as a POP or IMAP account, chances are that your email is already on your computer. A good way to tell is to simply unplug your network cable or shutdown your wireless connection. If can still read what's in your inbox (you won't get new messages of course), its already on your system.

With that, moving to a new ISP really would mean no action on your part other than reconfiguring where your email is coming from (email account settings).

However, if you would still like to backup all your messages, the easiest way in Outlook is simply export your mailbox to a .pst file (your entire mailbox is already in a .pst file... but this way you can just archive the folder you need). This can be done by going to File -> Import/export... and then just follow the wizard.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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So what you're both saying is that I am making an issue where none exists? This is a big relief and I just knew I could get the information I needed from the forum "experts." Thanks guys, much appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The easiest way in Outlook is simply export your mailbox to a .pst file (your entire mailbox is already in a .pst file... but this way you can just archive the folder you need). This can be done by going to File -> Import/export... and then just follow the wizard.
Macroy, can entire folders of saved emails be imported/exported at one time?
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Macroy, can entire folders of saved emails be imported/exported at one time?
All of your folders/appointments/contacts are in a single PST file, that's the way Outlook works, you can either use the export option or just make a copy of your current PST before you change email providers.

How to manage .pst files in Outlook 2007, in Outlook 2003, and in Outlook 2002
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Can someone tell me how to find my .pst files. I have Windows XP if that matters.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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Not familiar with outlook but you'd use the tools for it to export or another program to import them.

The location of where the .pst file is stored is probably listed in the options panel for Outlook however to find a file manually with a specific extension search for *.pst

The asterisk is wildcard and the search results will return every file that ends with the extension .pst
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:12 AM
 
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Can someone tell me how to find my .pst files. I have Windows XP if that matters.
locate pst file - Google Search
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