Hello, we have been using Windows Mail for a number of years after originally being set up with Bigpond and transferring over. Over this time we have had the computer repaired a couple of times and with the recent repair we have lost all that was stored in on the computer incl emails and folders etc that were part of Windows Mail. Bigpond seemed to save everything on the server so I am wondering if something similar can be done or has been done with Windows Mail as we have lost everything that was important. The computer broke down and we were unable to organise backup. Thank you in anticipation.
Certainly not specific to Outlook. If you left messages on the server, any mail client accesing the server in the same way (via POP) will see those messages and be able to download them. By default, a POP client deletes messages when downloading them, so if you don't want that, don't allow Outlook to configure your account automatically. You may, in fact, find it more convenient to simply access your mailbox via a web browser instead of using a mail client.
If you mean backing up the mail in outlook (or any other mail client) - sure. You can make a copy of Outlook's pst or the message store used by other clients. Seehttp://www.slipstick.com/config/backup2007.asp for files to backup and their locations.