Exporting email (.pst)

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Emerito Cruz

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 32 bit
Email Account
POP3
Hi,

Using the export file (.pst), just wanted to find out in Outlook 2013, can you export unopened email along with already opened email? Or does the email need to be opened first before it can be exported to a backup file?

Please advise...
 

rosewinslet

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 64 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
Hi,

Using the export file (.pst), just wanted to find out in Outlook 2013, can you export unopened email along with already opened email? Or does the email need to be opened first before it can be exported to a backup file?

Please advise...
hello,
You can export unopened and opened the email.
Thank you
 

Ryan_Pollock

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Hi,
Prefer opening the email before exporting them. The reason is as follows:
Outlook downloads the email accounts emails as local cache files. Opening the email makes it a sure that the attachments and the contents are read cleanly through Outlook, thus filling up the cache files. Not opening the emails often leads to incomplete email files.
Export only converts the already created offline cache [.ost files] to PST. it doesn't download the email from the server.
so better take care and open the emails before exporting the partially filled emails.
Free tip:
you can check the condition of your emails from your outlook. Turn the internet off. now check individual emails. the one with broken images are not downloaded completely and need to be reopened with the internet connection on.
Hope that helps.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Unless the user changed their settings or uses an older version of outlook, the full message should be downloaded in current versions of Outlook. However... even if you only have headers, when you export from an IMAP account (or Exchange), Outlook will go out and get the full message - the export can take longer as a result, but everything will be exported. (The same applies to POP mail, but it's rare that anyone uses headers-only with POP.)
 

Ryan_Pollock

New Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
IMAP
Thanks Diane for your Words.
The case i elaborated was meant for IMAP accounts only. POP is advantageous at this point. only IMAP has to blend the local cache with the Server mails to avail a complete email.
 

Emerito Cruz

Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2013 32 bit
Email Account
POP3
Hi,
Prefer opening the email before exporting them. The reason is as follows:
Outlook downloads the email accounts emails as local cache files. Opening the email makes it a sure that the attachments and the contents are read cleanly through Outlook, thus filling up the cache files. Not opening the emails often leads to incomplete email files.
Export only converts the already created offline cache [.ost files] to PST. it doesn't download the email from the server.
so better take care and open the emails before exporting the partially filled emails.
Free tip:
you can check the condition of your emails from your outlook. Turn the internet off. now check individual emails. the one with broken images are not downloaded completely and need to be reopened with the internet connection on.
Hope that helps.
Oh I see.... Thank you for that information
 
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