Save Outlook Express Messages


Dear Computer Lady, 

I really enjoy your newsletters and have sent them to others of my family and friends. I have gained a lot of knowledge by just reading yours tips. 

I would like to know if there is some way to transfer my all my emails to a separate folder outside of Outlook Express. So I can save them to a CD for later reference.

Thanks, From Iowa, Mel



Dear Mel,

There are a couple of ways you can save your Outlook Express e- mails outside of the program for later reference.

If you want to save them one at a time, you would simply open the message, then click on “File” and “Save As”.

A window will open that will allow you to choose where you want to save the e-mail, just select the folder you want to save the message in, and then click the “Save” button at the bottom of the window.

If you are trying to save a lot of messages at once, you will want to use a faster approach.

First, open your Outlook Express window, and move it to one side of your screen, then open your “My Documents” window and either open a folder you have already created for mail, or create a new folder to store your messages in.

Move the windows so you can see them both at the same time, or simply right click on a blank spot on your taskbar and click on “Tile Windows Vertically”. Now you should have each window filling half the screen.

In the Outlook Express window, highlight several e-mails by clicking on the top message you want to save, then hold down the “Shift” key on your keyboard and click on the bottom message. If you have hundreds of messages in your mailbox, you might want to do only 10 or 20 at a time.

Once you have highlighted your messages, point to one of the highlighted messages and holding down your left mouse button, drag them to the folder you want to store the messages in. When you release the mouse button, OE will automatically make a copy of each message in the folder.


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