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My backup technique (for just about anything) is either making a paper copy of the document or storing to a flash drive, both manual operations. Some days ago I went to get a email out of my Yahoo Plus account and it was gone, most likely because it was recieved over a year ago. My question this Christmas day is "what is a clever way to back up your emails"? ,or have them backed up automaticaly, or access them through a service that stores them longer? The tools I already have are the already mentioned Yahoo Plus account,like most I also can use Outlook and I have an email account through a home hosted web site. I also have a couple of copies of Acronis laying around gathering dust and I have a external hdd that I don't use very much at all.Last tool is I have Windows Home Server, but it is not installed, perhaps using that product is my best bet. How can I prevent this loss of emails? Perhaps it is just using the tools I already have better. What I mean by this is I believe that Outlook Express stores your emails on your hhd localy and Yahoo stores them to their server, but only for a llimited amount of time.

EDIT: I have been looking around for a good answer to my own question and I have come to the conclusion that this is an easy task with Outlook Express but much more difficult with Yahoo. With Yahoo you are just reading emails off their server. Yahoo will transfer some emails to Outlook (then they can be saved) but the best answer I am finding so far is to forward each email to an email saving service. This job is complicated only because of the nature of how Yahoo presents your emails to you. The way I have been doing it (paper copy or save to flash) is not such a terrible idea it seems.
Edited by PCCstudent - 12/25/10 at 1:22pm
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