Know How to Take Backup of Hotmail E-mail Account

Following is a simple method to backup Hotmail email accounts of exporting e-mails into MBOX, EML, MSG and PST formats safely using SysTools Hotmail Backup software.

STEP 1

Launch the software from the installed location or Go to Start » All Programs » SysTools Hotmail Backup.

* Note: SysTools Hotmail Backup offers Six languages (English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Portugese and Japanese) Change accordingly.

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STEP 2

Fill Credentials

Select preferred language first. Add your Hotmail account by entering its respective email address and password and then click on the Login button.

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STEP 3

Start the Backup by Clicking on Backup Option: After logging in software provides dual options for backup; first is Options and second is Filter Options.
Choose preferred Email format: EML (RFC822 Standard), MBOX (Apple Mail/Thunderbird), MSG (Microsoft Outlook) & PST (Microsoft Outlook) to backup the Hotmail user account data.

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STEP 4

Select Destination Location: Clicking on Browse option you can choose the destination location on local machine to store the Hotmail email backup.

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STEP 5

Select additional options according to your needs.

Delete After Download: This will help you to download the email from Hotmail Account without keeping a backup on the Server or emails are automatically deleted from the Server while an email backup is completed.

Apply Filter:It helps you to selectively download Hotmail emails to backup using predefined Filters.

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STEP 6

Apply Filter Option

Select Folders: Choose selected folders from your Hotmail Account to be backed up.

E-Mail Filters: (Time Interval) Using this option you can back up all of your Hotmail e-mail from a specific date range. ‘From’ and ‘To’.

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STEP 7

Preferences

For configuration of Internal Bandwidth and Time Slot Setting, Select “Preferences" Option.

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STEP 8

Apply Supplementary Preferences:

  • Internal Bandwidth: Specify the Bandwidth of Internet for your machine either in kbps or mbps and provide the value of the percentage. The software will consume bandwidth accordingly.
    Time Slot Setting: Specify the Time Slot between which the Throttle setting should apply & define the percentage of specified bandwidth should be used.
    Now click on Add button to add into the configured setting. You can also Delete the setting:
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STEP 9

After Applying Supplementary Preferences, You are ready to start the backup process of Hotmail account data by clicking the Start option.

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STEP 10

The software will show you live backup process of Hotmail Account.

In this process, you can see Percentage of Backup Processed, Current Folder Name, Item Counts, Rate, Destination Folder Path and Status Progress.

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STEP 11

Successful Notification confirms the complete download of Hotmail User Account data. Click OK:

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STEP 12

Now return to the previous screen which displays the complete status of Hotmail Backup.

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STEP 13

Verify the Result of Hotmail Conversion

Navigate to the location where the software has saved the local backup of your Hotmail Account e-mails.

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STEP 14

For Viewing the PST into Microsoft Outlook

Open Microsoft Outlook » File » Open & Export » Open Outlook Data File and then select the file from its appropriate location.

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STEP 15

Now Choose the PST from its saved Location.

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STEP 16

Thus, you can view the Added PST file containing the Hotmail email backup in MS Outlook:

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