How to back up Hotmail emails?

This article explains how to back up Hotmail emails with Backup4all. You can back up your Hotmail emails by using Outlook Express, MS Outlook, Windows Mail or Thunderbird with the corresponding Backup4all plugin.

On this page: How to backup Hotmail emails if using Outlook Express How to backup Hotmail emails if using MS Outlook How to backup Hotmail emails if using Windows Mail How to backup Hotmail emails if using Thunderbird

You can download the email from Hotmail using one of the following applications: Outlook Express, MS Outlook, Windows Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird. These application will retrieve your emails from the server and download them to your computer in the application email files. Using Backup4all, you can back up any of these applications: Outlook Express, MS Outlook, Windows Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird.

How to backup Hotmail emails using Outlook Express

Steps to follow:

  1. Add your Hotmail account in Outlook Express by entering the email address and password.
  2. Access the new created account in Outlook Express and wait for the application to download your emails.
  3. Open Backup4all and select File->New Backup (Ctrl+N).
  4. On the first page enter a name for the backup in the Name field.
  5. Select a destination for the backup. Click Next.
  6. From the Selection of files and folders drop-down list, select Outlook Express.
  7. You will see a list of the items to be backed up. You can clear (un-check) the items that you do not want to back up. Click Next.
  8. On the next page, select the backup type. The Full or Mirror type is recommended.
  9. Click Save, then Save and run.

How to backup Hotmail emails using MS Outlook

Steps to follow:

  1. Add your Hotmail account in MS Outlook by entering the email address and password.
  2. Access the new created account in Outlook Express and wait for the application to download your emails.
  3. Open Backup4all and select File->New Backup (Ctrl+N).
  4. On the first page enter a name for the backup in the Name field.
  5. Select a destination for the backup. Click Next.
  6. From the Selection of files and folders drop-down list, select MS Outlook.
  7. You will see a list of the items to be backed up. You can clear (un-check) the items that you do not want to back up. Click Next.
  8. On the next page, select the backup type. The Full or Mirror type is recommended.
  9. Click Save, then Save and run.

How to backup Hotmail emails using Windows Mail

Steps to follow:

  1. Add your Hotmail account in Windows Mail by entering the email address and password.
  2. Access the new created account in Outlook Express and wait for the application to download your emails.
  3. Open Backup4all and select File->New Backup (Ctrl+N).
  4. On the first page enter a name for the backup in the Name field.
  5. Select a destination for the backup. Click Next.
  6. From the Selection of files and folders drop-down list, select Windows Mail.
  7. You will see a list of the items to be backed up. You can clear (un-check) the items that you do not want to back up. Click Next.
  8. On the next page, select the backup type. The Full or Mirror type is recommended.
  9. Click Save, then Save and run.

How to backup Hotmail emails using Mozilla Thunderbird


Steps to follow:


  1. Add your Hotmail account in Mozilla Thunderbird by entering the email address and password.
  2. Access the new created account in Outlook Express and wait for the application to download your emails.
  3. Open Backup4all and select File->New Backup (Ctrl+N).
  4. On the first page enter a name for the backup in the Name field.
  5. Select a destination for the backup. Click Next.
  6. From the Selection of files and folders drop-down list, select Mozilla Thunderbird.
  7. You will see a list of the items to be backed up. You can clear (un-check) the items that you do not want to back up. Click Next.
  8. On the next page, select the backup type. The Full or Mirror type is recommended.
  9. Click Save, then Save and run.

Applies to:

Backup4all 4.x or later.

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