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Outlook 2011 — Backing up your mailbox

Posted: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by admin

This article explains how to backup your mailbox in Outlook 2011.  It is recommended that you back up your mailbox when you move to a new computer, when you are upgrading your system, or when you are upgrading or changing mail clients.  It is also recommended to backup your mailbox before a mailbox migration initiated by your Hosted Exchange Provider.  Here are the steps for backing up your email mailbox.

Click on the Outlook icon.

Backup

Click on File and then on Export

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Select the radio button for “Outlook for Mac Data file (.olm)”.  Select the radio button for “Items of the following types:”.  Then select the check boxes for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and Notes.  Finally click on the right arrow.

Backup 3

Select the radio button for  “No, do not delete items”.  Click on the right arrow.

Backup 4

Enter a name for the backup file, choose a save location and then click on Save.

Backup 5

Your Outlook data has been backed up!

 

 


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