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Discussion in 'Using Outlook' started by TG9pcw, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. TG9pcw

    TG9pcw

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    I have over 100 items of personal mail in my Outlook mailbox at work. I made
    a file in which it is all collected. I have to remove my personal mail file
    due to size limitations. I want to save all of the mail and attachments to a
    flash drive in a format I will be able to read even if the computer where I
    open it doesn't have Outlook. Is this possible? I have tried to copy and
    paste the folder, and individual e-mails, into the flashdrive but it only
    creates a shortcut.
    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. K. Orland

    K. Orland

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    Create a personal folder (PST) for this email and move it to the folder. It
    removes it from your work mailbox which may have a cap on it but keeps it in
    a data format that Outlook can read.



    "Lois" wrote:

    > I have over 100 items of personal mail in my Outlook mailbox at work. I made
    > a file in which it is all collected. I have to remove my personal mail file
    > due to size limitations. I want to save all of the mail and attachments to a
    > flash drive in a format I will be able to read even if the computer where I
    > open it doesn't have Outlook. Is this possible? I have tried to copy and
    > paste the folder, and individual e-mails, into the flashdrive but it only
    > creates a shortcut.
    > > Thanks for your help!

     
  3. TG9pcw

    TG9pcw

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    If I make a PST file on my flashdrive I will only be able to read the mail on
    a computer that has Outlook, right? Is there a way to convert the contents
    to, for example, Word, so that it can be read on a computer without Outlook?
    It would mean saving the contents somehow as text, I guess.
    Thanks again for your help!

    "K. Orland" wrote:

    > Create a personal folder (PST) for this email and move it to the folder. It
    > removes it from your work mailbox which may have a cap on it but keeps it in
    > a data format that Outlook can read.
    >
    > >
    >

    >

    >
    >
    >
    > "Lois" wrote:
    >
    > > I have over 100 items of personal mail in my Outlook mailbox at work. I made
    > > a file in which it is all collected. I have to remove my personal mail file
    > > due to size limitations. I want to save all of the mail and attachments to a
    > > flash drive in a format I will be able to read even if the computer where I
    > > open it doesn't have Outlook. Is this possible? I have tried to copy and
    > > paste the folder, and individual e-mails, into the flashdrive but it only
    > > creates a shortcut.
    > > > > Thanks for your help!

     
  4. Roady [MVP]

    Roady [MVP]

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    You might enjoy this archiving addin then;
    http://www.mapilab.com/outlook/email_archiver/


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    "Lois" <Lois@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D04E6AED-8931-4862-ADD6-8986FC45F98F@microsoft.com...
    > If I make a PST file on my flashdrive I will only be able to read the mail
    > on
    > a computer that has Outlook, right? Is there a way to convert the contents
    > to, for example, Word, so that it can be read on a computer without
    > Outlook?
    > It would mean saving the contents somehow as text, I guess.
    > > Thanks again for your help!
    >
    >
    > "K. Orland" wrote:
    >
    >> Create a personal folder (PST) for this email and move it to the folder.
    >> It
    >> removes it from your work mailbox which may have a cap on it but keeps it
    >> in
    >> a data format that Outlook can read.
    >>
    >> >>
    >>

    >>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Lois" wrote:
    >>
    >> > I have over 100 items of personal mail in my Outlook mailbox at work. I
    >> > made
    >> > a file in which it is all collected. I have to remove my personal mail
    >> > file
    >> > due to size limitations. I want to save all of the mail and attachments
    >> > to a
    >> > flash drive in a format I will be able to read even if the computer
    >> > where I
    >> > open it doesn't have Outlook. Is this possible? I have tried to copy
    >> > and
    >> > paste the folder, and individual e-mails, into the flashdrive but it
    >> > only
    >> > creates a shortcut.
    >> > >> > Thanks for your help!


     
  5. K. Orland

    K. Orland

    Guest
    You have the option of using File > Save As with each open email. You can
    choose text or html.



    "Lois" wrote:

    > If I make a PST file on my flashdrive I will only be able to read the mail on
    > a computer that has Outlook, right? Is there a way to convert the contents
    > to, for example, Word, so that it can be read on a computer without Outlook?
    > It would mean saving the contents somehow as text, I guess.
    > > Thanks again for your help!
    >
    >
    > "K. Orland" wrote:
    >
    > > Create a personal folder (PST) for this email and move it to the folder. It
    > > removes it from your work mailbox which may have a cap on it but keeps it in
    > > a data format that Outlook can read.
    > >
    > > > >
    > >

    > >

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Lois" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I have over 100 items of personal mail in my Outlook mailbox at work. I made
    > > > a file in which it is all collected. I have to remove my personal mail file
    > > > due to size limitations. I want to save all of the mail and attachments to a
    > > > flash drive in a format I will be able to read even if the computer where I
    > > > open it doesn't have Outlook. Is this possible? I have tried to copy and
    > > > paste the folder, and individual e-mails, into the flashdrive but it only
    > > > creates a shortcut.
    > > > > > > Thanks for your help!

     

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