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Outlook web access msexchange query

Hi all,

Quick question regarding Outlook web access. I currently use only this through my current employer for both personal and work related emails. I am soon leaving and wish to take all my account information such as contacts and email history with me.

From what I can gather if I set up a desktop version of outlook using my current login info it should sync my desktop version with the web access version and download all my content to my desktop. So firstly is this correct? And if so will it download all my history on there dating back 10+ years?

And on the back of this, is there any way that this would flag anything up with my current employer? There is something like 6000+ emails in my inbox and would like to know if this is something they can see and monitor?

Cheers in advance.

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Simply no.

In reply to: Outlook web access msexchange query

There has never been such a sync. Google about how to export from Outlook web and import to Outlook.

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Already done that

In reply to: Simply no.

Google was my first port of call but it appears that there is no functionality to export from outlook web access. One of the topics i did read said that by accessing the email account (using the same username, password, server addresses etc) through a desktop version of outlook would download all my emails onto the desktop version?? Kind of like when u set up your email on a computer and then set that same email up on a phone it pulls your email history off the server?

Is this incorrect?


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Worth a try.

In reply to: Already done that

Even with full up Outlook it's not a sure thing you'll get it all. Contacts for example. I'd use the old export/import routine as well to be sure all is in your outlook.

Be sure to work with IT if there's a problem.

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Trying to avoid IT

In reply to: Worth a try.

Its IT I'm trying to avoid here. We are not exactly parting on good terms which is why I asked if they can monitor or see if I did this. There's no data protection issues or theft of data as its a personal email as well, I just wanted to get my history and emails and leave without any problems or breaching any rules/regulations. Can guarantee IT wont help me lol

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The forum policies about unauthorized company networks

In reply to: Trying to avoid IT

Means this thread must close. Hope you found something useful anyway.

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