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Q: How to download my emails to hard drive to view and work on off li ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: How to download my emails to hard drive to view and work on off li
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: pendleton-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 24 Sep 2002 06:14 PDT
Expires: 24 Oct 2002 06:14 PDT
Question ID: 68395
I travel a lot and so I can see my home emails on

I would love to learn how (if I can) to download all my emails to my
harddrive and then read and work on them off line.

If that is possible, how do I do it? I have Windows 2000 professional
and Outlook.

Request for Question Clarification by mvguy-ga on 24 Sep 2002 07:03 PDT
How do you get your home e-mails when you're not on the road?  Do you
get your e-mail from a POP3 account?  Thanks!
Subject: Re: How to download my emails to hard drive to view and work on off li
Answered By: nishka-ga on 24 Sep 2002 09:30 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello pendleton-ga!

You asked how you can go about remotely working on your home emails. 
Since you're using the mail2web service, it sounds as though you're
looking to keep your emails on the mail server so you can archive your
mail on the home PC when you return from a trip.

Using Outlook Express (which is included with Microsoft Windows 2000),
you can adjust some settings to have it work offline without removing
the email from your mail server.

1.  First, follow the directions your ISP supplied to you for setting
up a POP3 account using Outlook Express.

2.  After the account is established, go into the tools menu, and
select 'accounts.'

3.  Click the 'mail' tab, and double click the account settings you
just made for your home email account.

4.  Click the 'connection' tab.  Make sure that you do not have it set
up to automatically connect.  This will prevent annoying error
messages when you load up outlook when you're not on the Internet.

5.  Click the 'advanced' tab.  In the advanced screen, check 'leave a
copy of messages on the server.'

6.  Optionally, you can check the box 'remove from server when deleted
from 'deleted items.'  I like this because I can rid my server of any
SPAM messages I receive without deleting everything off the server. 
It will erase any messages you delete and remove from Outlook's trash

6a.  Click ok and close the accounts window.  

7.  Next, click on the tools menu, select options.  

8.  Uncheck 'send and receive messages at startup.'

9.  Uncheck automatically log on to Windows Messenger if it's

10.  Uncheck 'check for new messages every 30 minutes'

Click OK, and then go online.  Click the 'send and receive' button to
receive your mail, disconnect, and you should be good to go!    You
can edit your messages like you normally would, and when you log back
online, click send and receive to transmit your messages in your

Research methods used:  Personal experience.  

Good luck!   Please feel free to post a clarification if you need
additional help.


Request for Answer Clarification by pendleton-ga on 03 Oct 2002 18:53 PDT
I did not understand the very first thing you wrote 1. I need a step
by step explanation to get thruough that. Thanks. If I cannot do step
1. all the rest is meaningless. Please give exact steps-- how when


Clarification of Answer by nishka-ga on 03 Oct 2002 20:10 PDT
Since each ISP is different, I will need to know which ISP you use for
your internet service.  I should be able to develop a step-by-step
instruction list for you based on that info.


Request for Answer Clarification by pendleton-ga on 04 Oct 2002 16:26 PDT
Would my ISP be  ?

Or are you talking about that I use Outlook 6.0  ?

I am sorry, I am sort PC ignorant. 


Clarification of Answer by nishka-ga on 05 Oct 2002 22:13 PDT
Unfortunately I can't speak Spanish, so I was unable to interpret the
website for your Internet service provider.  Probably the easiest
thing to do would be to gather the information from the email software
you're running on your home PC.  To do this:

1.  Go into outlook express
2.  Click on tools->accounts
3.  Click on the 'mail' tab
4.  Click on the corresponding email account
5.  Carefully mark down the information on each tab of the properties
screen (general, servers, connection, etc).
6.  Boot the laptop, and repeat steps 1 ->2
7.  Click the 'add' button and select 'mail'
8.  Follow the wizard's instructions
9.  The POP and SMTP settings you will have written down from the
desktop machine.

You can then follow the remainder of my instructions to complete
configuring this.  If you run into trouble, your Internet Service
Provider should be able to provide you with technical support to
finish setting this up on your notebook.

Thanks, and good luck!

pendleton-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent!! Thanks. I needed all of those 1, 2, 3,
4-............steps. It all makes sense now.


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