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29-07-2011, 07:06 PM
I have been given a computer which is in good nic and going well. I just need to save all the emails so they can be read without an email programme. I have no idea if this is possible and if it is, how I would go about doing it. Failing that.. is there some way I could export all the emails to open them up on another computer running outlook. I have this horrid feeling that this may be simple but I have never learned how as I have never had a need to (until now):eek:

29-07-2011, 07:21 PM
Look/search for .pst suffixed files if from outlook, .dbx if from outlook express.
http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=Export%2Fimport+mail%2C+outlook+and+outlo ok+express&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Poppa John
29-07-2011, 07:42 PM
Changed my mind. No comment. PJ

29-07-2011, 07:49 PM
Fair enuff, not as easy as it should/could be :)

Actually, ignore this reply (to/@ PJ), I think he was going to comment on your OP, decided not to. Confused me. :waughh:

29-07-2011, 07:52 PM
Changed my mind. No comment. PJ


29-07-2011, 08:25 PM
If its a .pst file The program outlookpstviewer (http://www.outlookpstviewer.com/) was posted in a thread a few days back.

If its Outlook express Try Mailview (http://www.mitec.cz/mailview.html)

29-07-2011, 09:55 PM
I need to save all the emails so they can be read without an email programme.

Are they in Outlook or Outlook Express? You can actually save as .text:

Save Messages as Plain Text with Outlook

To save an email as plain text in Outlook:

Open the desired message in the Outlook preview pane.
To save multiple messages to one text file, highlight them all in the mailbox.
In Outlook 2007:
Select Save As from the message's Office button.
In Outlook 2003:
Choose File | Save As... from the menu.
Make sure Text Only (or Text Only (*.txt)) is selected under Save as type:.
Type the desired file name under File name: or accept the suggested name.
Choose the folder to save your emails in under Save in:.
Click Save.

To save a message as a plain text file with Windows Mail or Outlook Express:

Open the message in Outlook Express.
Select File | Save As... from the menu.
Select Text Files (*.txt) from the file type drop-down menu.
Give your file a name.
Click Save.

Looks ugly and you'll see icky html sometimes, but it's readable.

31-07-2011, 02:07 PM
Thank you for the very helpful replies. I was able to save very important info off an old hard drive. Phew, Thanks again for all the help I really appreciate it.
Cheers Ollieogg :thanks