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12-13-2011, 12:20 AM
I exported all my Windows Live mail files to a file on a USB drive. My question is....does this also export copies of the attachments? Put another ay , if I lose everything , I can import my email files back into Windows live mail , do the attchments come back too? is there any good and ffree email backup that will backup the attachments to or do I have to go through and save them (attachments) manually?

12-13-2011, 08:37 AM
I honestly have no idea. I have not touched Windows Mail since that terrible version for Vista.

You may want to periodically export to another format like Thunderbird.

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12-13-2011, 10:23 AM
Google contacts is the way to go with everything now a days, exporting and backing up windows mail is nothing like outlook express. Which was a great program but had its limitations based upon its ability to get corupted at over 1gb of size.
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