As Outlook saves all your personal data like email, appointments, calendars, journals, tasks and many items in PST and OST files. It is highly recommended to take a backup of such PST and OST files on a regular basis. So that you can restore all your outlook data for when of any sudden crash or if it stop responding. Backup my mail is actually an outlook backup tool, which uses hobocopy at the backend to create outlook PST backups at certain intervals.
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Hobocopy is actually a console based tool which uses Windows VSS i.e. Volume Shadow Service to perform backup process in background. Backup my mail can start backup operation any time and follow the user defined routine procedure to create outlook data backups after scheduled interval time.
When starting the backup process for the first time, it will ask for the folder path followed by outlook profile permission with username and password. You can start your outlook data backup instantly or set the backup schedule setting to do it later.
Backup my mail works silently being at the system tray. Right-clicking on the system tray icon will give the option “Show Window” to bring the last opened tab forward. Now, under the Schedule tab, you can set the Start date and Start time to set when to start the backup process. You can go for “Repeat” option for creating regular backup of your recent data. Just check the Repeat box to restart the backup process after every fixed week(s), day(s), or hour(s). After you have done with it, click Add/Update to schedule the backup task.
Now, under “Other” tab, you can go for additional backup settings like:
- Loading program on windows startup.
- Signed timestamp pst file.
- Delete all pst from output folder backup.
- After backup shutdown windows
- Minimalize program to tray on startup.
After the completion of the backup, it is better to verify the backup PST files.
Backup my mail is free application, which works with both Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010. To download this application click in the link below:
Download: Backup my mail.
Alternate Backup and Restoring Process:
You can also perform this backup process of the PST file manually. To do it manually, you need to follow the path
(If you are a Windows Vista or Windows 7 user.)
After getting into the folder, copy the file to a different location or in external storage space.
If you wish to restore it then launch Outlook and go to File > Data File Management. Now, under “Data Files” tab, browse for the copied file and open it.
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