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Technical help required... by finnguy on 15 February 2005 7:46pm
Here's one for all you techies out there...

Does anyone know how to burn e-mail messages (from Outlook Express) onto a CD? The only way I can find to do it is to save each and every message onto my hard drive and burn them from there. This, needless to say, is extremely tedious.

There must be an easier way. Are my e-mail messages already lurking in some unknown folder on my hard drive?

Please help me (and pardon my ignorance).
Re: Technical help required... by finnguy on 16 February 2005 9:26am
Anyone? Anyone?

Webmaster, do you feel like chipping in on this one?
Re: Technical help required... by Ken Dunn on 17 February 2005 12:08am
Keep it simple and copy your e-mails for keeping onto a floppy then when you decide you don't need them any more you can free up the space on your floppy.
Avoid storing photographs in an e-mail on floppy as some need more space than is available on one disc.
I also keep a paper copy of more important e-mails then you don't have to switch the computer on to read them.
Also, try puting your question to the help line of your CD burner manufacturer.
Re: Technical help required... by Louise on 17 February 2005 12:42am
Finnguy, I`m very untechie, sorry. But can you not highlight all your messages in one go and save in bulk, rather than doing them individually?

Re: Technical help required... by finnguy on 17 February 2005 8:41am
Thanks for your suggestions Ken and Louise.

Louise, I tried doing 'select all' but then there was no 'save' or 'save as' option.

Looks like the only way to make it easier is to save the messages every month or so, and not try to deal with a year's worth at one go, as is the case now!

Thanks again,
Re: Technical help required... by Tusker on 17 February 2005 11:18am
Personally, I select all the messages and then drag and paste them to a folder on my hard drive. I usually use the date of back up in the folder name to help find anything because you can't see anything but the title of the email (all the details are inside the file, e.g. sender date, etc). Once copied, I delete them from Outlook Express.
Periodically I back off my hard drive to CD.
I use Google Desktop as a search tool for finding anything on my computer, once it's indexed everything it's so fast.

Safari njema

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