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Backup IMAP Information from Outlook
If you set up Outlook using the IMAP account saves local copies of IMAP mailboxes in OST format. With the aid by this file are able to work with their mailboxes. If, however, this OST file becomes corrupted or deleted accidentally and you lose it, you won't be able access the IMAP information without making an account with the mail server. It is therefore essential to regularly backup all IMAP files.
Here we've listed some ways you can utilize for backup IMAP mailboxes within Outlook.
Manual Method of backup IMAP Account Configured using Outlook
One of the quickest methods to back up IMAP emails is to make use of to use the " Import/Export" option within Outlook 2013/2016. By using the the import/export wizard it is possible to convert an OST file can be easily transformed to PST format. Follow the steps below to get the procedure clear:
Open Outlook 2013/2016 and go to the File tab.
Then, select Open & Export and then click to import or export.
It will appear on the screen. Export and Import Wizard will be displayed at the top of the screen. Choose Export to an image and then click the next.
Choose Outlook Data File (.pst) and click Next.
Select the IMAP folder you wish to backup and then click the next button. Note: By using this method, you are able to backup just the mailbox you want to backup at one given time.
Select the location in which you would like to save this file, and then click Close.This allows you to easily save backups of IMAP mailboxes in a manual manner. There are some problems when using manual methods, like the possibility of losing your data in the event of errors occur. Therefore, it's best to find a different method to back up IMAP mailboxes.