Data transferring and Synchronizing

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It is possible to transfer a backup file to other computer and restore data there. You can use this ability for synchronization purposes. You need to transfer only your *.exe SFX backup file, you do not need to install ABF Outlook Express Backup on both computers. You can also transfer your *.oeb2 backup file (with additional *.oeb2.zXX files, if they exist), but ABF Outlook Express Backup has to be installed on both computers in that case. You can transfer the file via network, on CD-R, DVD-R, Flash drive, ZIP or floppy disks. Also you can email backup file to yourself, but you need a very fast Internet connection, because the size of backup file is tens or hundreds of megabytes.

 

ABF Outlook Express Backup has no ability to make a partial backup of your messages, so you can use it only for "all at once" synchronization. All messages will be overwritten on each restore, so if you have quite different massages on 2 or more computers, we advise you to create additional identity on each computer and synchronize data only between these identities. You can create, manage or switch identities right in the Outlook Express (Menu/File/Identities).

 

 

Some kinds of synchronizations

 

Everyday synchronization, for extensive working with e-mail at home:

Evening: Backup data on office computer, copy file to notebook, restore data on notebook.
Morning: Backup data on notebook, copy file to office computer, restore data on desktop.

 

Weekend synchronization, if you are working with e-mail only at weekend:

Friday evening: Backup data on office computer, copy file to notebook, restore data on notebook.
Monday morning: Backup data on notebook, copy file to office computer, restore data on desktop.

 

One direction weekend synchronization, if you are only reading e-mail during weekend:

Set "leave messages on server" options for each e-mail account on notebook.
Friday evening: Backup data on office computer, copy file to notebook, restore data on notebook.
Monday morning: Office computer will automatically download all messages that you were reading during weekend.

 

 

Useful tips and tricks

 

We advice to compact all folders (OE Menu/Folders/Compact All Folders) before backup, it will remove unnecessary information and decrease the size of backup file.

 

If attachments become grayed and you cannot open some of them, uncheck "Do not allow attachments to be saved..." option in OE Menu/Tools/Options/Security. This option is on by default after installing of OE6 SP1.

 


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