Outlook 2019 -- copy IMAP mail to offline / local folder

  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Outlook 2019 -- copy IMAP mail to offline / local folder

    Hi folks

    those of you with NEW installs of Outlook 2019 and using IMAP --i.e no upgrade from previous versions or using a brand new Windows install will probably find Archive or export to file doesn't function as a .pst file doesn't exist.

    The best thing to do is to create one and then you can copy email to off line. or local folder(s) simply open the .pst file in outlook and copy / move email / folders at will. You can then close it so it won't normally appear in the list. Just open the .pst file from within outlook and do your copy / move etc. Note Outlook uses these days an .ost file - no .pst files by default -- however if you did an UPGRADE from an earlier version of office you'll probably have a .pst file which you can open and use.

    To backup accounts (the settings etc) etc --simply use the registry export mechanism : (This also works for 2019). You need to remember passwords though.

    Export Outlook account settings to another computer - TC-IT Services

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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928

    To save you some typing, the Registry key it refers to [but the webpage does not allow copying of - IE, Firefox both tried] is
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

    You can paste this into RegEdit's address bar to go straight there.

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