are you leaving your job and want to carry your e-mails with you? or you want to have a back-up of your inbox e-mails? either way, this post is for you. Outlook has a nice feature to export the e-mails from your outlook inbox to an excel spreadsheet or text file. many times I receive phone calls from ex-employees wanting to retrieve important e-mails they left behind in their work e-mail accounts.
I just tell them, sorry dude, e-mail accounts are deleted as soon as the employee leaves the company, even though is not true, we normally just disabled the account for a few weeks and then deleted. but what the heck, he is not an employee anymore, so why should be wasting my time doing stuff a knucklehead forgot to do before leaving? go to hell. so if you don’t want to be ranting with a slob IT person like me (:>) after you leave your job for e-mails, then get them while you can.
the process of exporting e-mails in outlook is very simple. while your outlook is open, go to File then select Import and Export:
on the next screen select Export to a file:
On the following screen as a file type select Comma separated values (Windows)
Next, on the folder to export from, choose Inbox:
Next, choose the location where you want save the file:
on the next screen click Finish:
after clicking finish, all your messages from your active inbox should get exported the excel file you just created. open the file to make sure all your messages are there.
in the next post, I will show you how ton import the e-mails back to Outlook..