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How to back up your email

How to back up your email

Below are instructions on how you can backup your mailbox whenever you leave the University. OIT cannot assist you with this and we assume no responsibility if anything should happen when you export or import email. Your email is ultimately your responsibility, and we thank you for your understanding.

  • Apple Mail - Import or export mailboxes in Mail on Mac
    • After you export your mailbox to a .mbox file, you can re-import it following the instructions on the page above. Afterwards, you can remove your account from System Preferences>Internet Accounts.
  • Outlook - Back up your email
    •  After you export your mailbox to a PST file, you can re-import the PST file to Outlook. Afterwards, you can remove your account from Outlook under File>Account>Account Settings.
  • Thunderbird - Use the ImportExportTools NG Add-On for Thunderbird
    • After you export your mailbox to an .mbox file, you can re-import it using the same tool. Afterwards, you can remove your account from System Preferences>Internet Accounts (for Mac users) or Thunderbird menu>Tools>Account Settings (for PC users).
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