Saving my e-mail messages?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Atlasland, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Atlasland macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2005
    London, UK

    • I have Entourage.

      It is synced with my university e-mail account.

      I have just graduated so this account will be terminated in the next week or so.

      When it is terminated, I still want to have a copy of all my messages saved on my computer for posterity.

    • How do I go about doing this? When my account is closed will Entourage try to sync with my dead e-mail account, and so delete all of my messages? Can somebody help me out here?

      Do I even need to do anything? Will my messages just remain even once my university account is terminated?

    • Also, I am having my computer taken in for repairs tomorrow.

      How do I backup all of my e-mail messages onto a DVD? In which directory would my old messages be located? I have Toast 7 & a Rewritable DVD.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    As long as you have all the messages on your machine then you are fine. And when the email account is terminated you will have everything saved.

    As for backing everything up I think it is:
    Documents>Microsoft User Data>Office ID's>(your user)>Database.

    The Database file should be pretty big which is a good indicator that that is the file you want to backup. Using a DVD to back it up might be overkill, unless that file is absolutely massive. I believe a CD-R should do the trick.

    EDIT: Oh, rewriteable DVD, gotcha.
  3. Atlasland thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2005
    London, UK

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