Nearly ten years experience on Internet mailing lists and several years before that on Fidonet. Moving messages was too much trouble, did it once but not withNov 24, 2004 1 of 2View SourceNearly ten years experience on Internet mailing lists and several years
before that on Fidonet. Moving messages was too much trouble, did it once
but not with XP.
Best method for saving "interesting" e-mails is to keep plain text copies
with meaningful subject lines. I usually do this by month rather than for a
whole year, and make backups off the hard drive a few times each month.
Early versions of Windows seemed to have a maximum capacity. Around 1000
e-mails and "something" would happen, requiring reformatting of the hard
Plain text messages are easier & faster to search if you need to go back and
look for an old one. Archives are available for most mailing lists, some
more easily searched than others. Research notes for a particular branch of
the family history could be saved in simple Windows folders for regular
backups with the data files.
Caution: A CD-Recordable may run out of space for the index when it is about
half full of small files. Spot-check to make sure the "backup" copy has the
files and not just empty folders. -- Elizabeth
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Crowle"
I want to move email files from my old PC to a new one I am just setting up.
My email program on both machines is Microsoft Outlook Express 6.