I have "lost" my outlook express and don't know how to set up an account so that I can recover my messages and addresses. I am on SKY with an extension [email protected] Some time ago I received a communication on how to reconfigure may account i.e. what to put in the pop3 and smtp boxes but this is lost along with everything else. Can annyone help
Search your computer for files ending .dbx. These are your emails. There should be Inbox.dbx, Outbox.dbx, Drafts.dbx etc. There must also be Folders.dbx, this is the data telling OE how the emails are compressed. Save all these dbx files, then you can either import them into OE on your new computer, or overwrite the files of the same name in the new computer. Look for a file called (name).wab, this is your address book, and a folder called Favorites. Save these and either import or overwrite to transfer them.
..and when you've done all this and got it working as you want, save the settings off and keep them on a floppy or memory stick.
E-Mail Settings go to Tools - Accounts and export the mail settings. Address Book. Click on Address book and File-Export- Address Book WAB
Copy Mail Files to a Backup Folder To make a backup copy of your Outlook Express e-mail message files:
On the Tools menu, click Options. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder. Select the folder location, and then press CTRL+C to copy the location. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box. Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, press CTRL+V, and then click OK. On the Edit menu, click Select All. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window. Right-click any empty space on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder. Type mail backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it. On the Edit menu, click Paste. Close the Mail Backup window.
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