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Help with Backing up computer

HI, I have Compaq laptop. that is a few years old and it has Vista. I have been backing up my documents, etc.
But how do you back up your emails? There is no copy, or send to. Do I have to open them up and use the snipping tool on each one? Thanks for your help.

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Clarification Request
Which email application?

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Backup and restore varies with each email app.

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Help with Backing up computer

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Sorry, I have Compuserve, Yahoo, and Verizon email accts.
Thank you

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A little more please.

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Do you use a web browser to read those?

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Help with Backing up computer

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Do you mean Mozilla? I use that and not IE. Sorry, I am not that proficient.

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OK, the generic term for that is Web Mail.

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Unlike an email client such as Thunderbird you have to find a way to backup each Web Mail.

Yahoo is in the stone age as we read https://help.yahoo.com/kb/yahoo-mail/back-emails-sln4577.html
http://email.about.com/od/yahoomailtip1/qt/Recover_Lost_or_Deleted_Yahoo_Mail.htm doesn't help much either.

So for Yahoo we can never restore from backup to Yahoo's email system and restore it to the way it was. Web Mail is like that.

Now if you want, you could go get Thunderbird, let it get all your Yahoo mail and now we can backup and restore Thunderbird as we want.
Bob

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If you log in to their website to read your email

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then it is kept on their server (at their end) and you don't back it up. It is not being downloaded and saved on your computer. You are just accessing and reading it on their website. They are in charge of backing it up.

But if you use a separate email program like Outlook or Thunderbird then those actually download the emails from the internet and store them on your computer so you would need to back them up.

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Help with Backing up computer

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Hi Bob and Volvo,

I was not sure how far back I could access my email.

What about the emails I have put in folders? Is there a way to separately back them up?
I have never heard of Thunderbird.

Thanks

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You can download Thunderbird from here

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Go to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/ to download the free Thunderbird email client. It works much like Outlook Express and Windows Mail, the email clients in XP and Vista respectively. It's a good and reliable program that keeps email on your computer where you can back up your email.

Good luck.

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Thunderbird

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Thanks so much. I will do that~

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