From the file drop down menu select export messages. This will create an archive of your messages to a folder you designate. You can then write this to a cd or dvd if you have a burner. To access this archive, you will have to ''point'' your OE to the location of your archive in the options menu. You are then free to clean out all your old emails and start with a clean slate. Good luck.
I would like to empty all my Outlook (not Express) email messages and start with a "clean" slate, keeping all my rules, contacts, email address etc. I have thousands of old messages and it would take hours to sort and delete the ones I need from the ones I don't, or to set up new rules/accounts/contacts.
I know there are backup and archive utilies built into the program, but I have to refer back to old emails once or twice a week, so I need the files to be accessible and searchable, and not have to go through a long restore/delete process each time.
Is there some easy way to do this? Like the "SAVE AS" feature in Word that allows you to create a copy of the file with a slightly different name that you can simply open when you need it? Thanks! Gail