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Published on 09.24.07 by Brent Trahan

How-to Export Windows Mail Messages

This guide shows you how to export e-mail messages in Windows Mail for Windows Vista.

Export Messages

  1. Open Windows Mail.
  2. Click File.
  3. Point at Export and then select Messages.
  4. Select Microsoft Windows Mail in the Select Program window and then click Next.


  5. Click Browse in the next window to choose a place to save the backup.


  6. Navigate to where you want to save the backed up e-mail in the Save box.
  7. When you’ve navigated to where you want to save the backup, type the name of the backup in the Folder box and then click Select Folder.


  8. Click Next in the Windows Mail Export window to select what to export.
  9. Select All to export everything or choose a certain folder to export messages from in the Select Folders window.


  10. Click Next to start the backup.


When the export is finished a folder with the name you typed in step 7 above will appear with the exported messages inside.

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2 Responses to “How-to Export Windows Mail Messages”

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  1. Dan says:

    whoever wrote this,,,,THANK YOU!!!

  2. Jeff says:

    The above procedure works only one folder at a time… it doesn’t export messages from nested sub-folders. Is there a way to do that?

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