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change account type question-Winows LIve Mail

by cybergranny99 / November 7, 2012 7:44 PM PST

If I change my account from POP3 to IMAP, will I lose any of my saved messages in my Windows Live Mail program? I keep getting account locked messages with the POP3 account--

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I'm going with yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 2:18 AM PST

We only lose what we don't backup.

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Will all the messages already in my inbox on my computer
by cybergranny99 / November 8, 2012 8:19 AM PST
In reply to: I'm going with yes.

disappear? Would I need to back up the inbox and folders on an external harddrive? Is that what you mean by backup??

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They may. You didn't ask why but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2012 1:40 AM PST

Pop and Imap are different so no reason to expect items to stick around. Is there any reason to not backup stuff you don't want to lose?

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by cybergranny99 / November 9, 2012 8:37 AM PST

How would I back it up?? I am not sure how and I have a lot of emails from many years.

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I'm sure there are discussions about backup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2012 1:41 AM PST
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Did you try Google.com and the question such as follows?

How do I backup my Live emails?

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