Manage your mailbox II: Understand your choices for long-term saving

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Learn the different methods for storing e-mail messages on your own computer. Understand some benefits and best practices so that you can make an educated decision about which method to use.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits (and drawbacks) of storing messages on your own computer.

  • Distinguish between two basic methods for personal storage: Archive and Personal Folders.

Before you begin

This is the second course in a series of five. For an overview of each course in this series, see the "Size and storage matters" section of the Roadmap to Outlook 2007 training.

Topics in this course

  1. Store messages locally, on your own computer

  2. Think before you store

  3. With Archive, it's about time

  4. Personal Folders give you maximum control

  5. They both use PST files

  6. One more type of Personal Folder

  7. Practice

  8. Quick reference card

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