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hawthorn

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Hi All

Firstly, apologies if this is posted to the wrong place.

I have quite a few emails regarding business which I need to keep. At present Im just storing them in various folders. However, Im concerne din the event of a crash. I dont know if OE itself can crash, and Id lose everything. Im also wondering if Im overloading OE as I read somewhere that you can. Also whe I close OE it asks me do I want to compact folders as this will save space.

So my questions are :

1 Is there a good and easy way to store my emails safely, and is it easy to "update" that, say, weekly? I have been able (though its not too easy) to transfer emails to a USB and back on to my reformatted laptop. Using the dbx files etc, but wouldnt that be a pain to regularly update?

2 Can you explain compacting folders, and how would it affect my emails?

3 Should I be looking at a different programme to do all this?

Many thanks

KC
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diggeryo

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1. I use this program: http://www.genie-sof...m/products/oeb/. It's easy to set up and it can run automatically. Just save the file it creates to another partition or hard drive in case of a crash.

2. The way I understand it is this: when you delete an email, and OE moves the file from the Inbox folder to the Deleted folder, the space is still being used for that email in the the Inbox folder. If you had a large attachment on that email or if you deleted many emails, the space this takes up can start adding up. Compacting releases this space. I usually run a manual compact of folders on OE before I use the product I described in answering your first question.

3. See answer 1.
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rich-m

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YOu can manually export your emails if you want to use OE on its own, let us know if you've had success with the above posts recommendation?

Thanks
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