How do I back up emails?

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I'd like to have a back up of my emails. How do I do that?
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It's a good idea to back up your email before deleting your email or domain. There are a few ways to back up your email to another location. You can do it several ways:
  • Export your account from Hmail

  • Forward emails to another account

  • Set up an email client such as Outlook to download your messages

Export your account from Hmail
  1. In Hmail, click the Preferencestab.



  2. In the Preferences menu, click Import/Export.



  3. Under Export, for Type: select Account.



  4. Use the Advanced settings to export specific data: Mail, Address Book, and Calendar. By default, it will export all folders. Click to clear any folders you don't want to export. You can also filter data by date or adding a search filter.



  5. Click Export.

  6. In the File Download window, click Save. Then, save the file to a location where you'll be able to find it.

Forward emails to another email account:

Important: This method only copies messages to another account for future email messages. This isn't the recommended method if you're deleting a domain or email address.

  1. In Hmail, click the Preferences tab.



  2. On the left in the Preferences menu, click Mail.



  3. In the Receiving Messages section, in the Forward a copy to field, enter the email address where a copy of emails will be sent.



  4. In the upper left corner, click Save to confirm the change.



Set up an email client such as Outlook to download your messages

When you use an email client, your messages will be copied and backed up within that program.


Hope that helps!

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How do I back up my emails now, with the open xchange platform? There isn't an export option, and there isn't a check box to click "all" and have them forwarded to another address.
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This is a great conversation that's separate from the main topic, so I created a new topic to continue the discussion. Please reference the new topic here: How do I back up my emails now, with the open xchange platform?

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