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Outlook Backup - What Is The Best Way to Do It?

Alexander Golishev

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Outlook backup is a bare necessity for those who use MS Outlook email client for everyday communication. If you are like most people, who like to start their day with a hot steaming cup of coffee looking through morning mail, you sure can imagine how frustrating it can be to lose your important messages and contacts.

There are several reasons why you can lose your email. First of all, you can lose your Outlook messages as a result of hardware failure. Secondly, there can be a disaster like flood or fire, which is hard to prevent so it is strongly recommended to back up Outlook/Outlook Express to secure against the temperament of nature.

A far more frustrating occurrence of message loss is an accidental deletion by the owner. There is no way to prevent such things, but there are several ways to make sure you do not lose your data, if you get in any of the above mentioned situations.

One ways is to copy your contacts and messages manually each day and record them to some storage media such as a CD. This is a viable solution and it is the cheapest in terms of money, but not time. It is going to be hard to keep track of all incoming and outcoming messages and not to forget to do Outlook backup regularly.

However, with the simple yet reliable Outlook backup software, you can immensely simplify the task of data protection. In fact, for a reasonable fee of 39 bucks you can get a professional backup program with the backup functionality which allows backing up your important messages on a specified schedule with the options of data compression and encryption.

When choosing your backup software, pay attention to the specific features of a program. Some backup programs offer Outlook backup functionality as a default feature, while others may require installation of special plug-ins for doing target backup of email. Also, make sure that the program can do backup of all versions, including backup of Outlook 2007.

The minimal feature set that you need to do quality Outlook backup includes automatic Outlook file search, automated task execution according to a minute accuracy schedule, data compression and encryption and a wide choice of storage media including flash drives, external hard drives, optical disks, FTP and online servers.

Alexander Golishev is a copywriter for Novosoft LLC software developer, with a great deal of expertise in data backup and recovery matters.


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