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PostSubject: trying to restore e-mail   11/23/2013, 19:11

I like to use an e-mail client thought I do not have to, it is what I prefer what I was doing when I had the trouble.


I had my e-mail backed up thru about the middle of AUG with back4sure.

I set up windows live mail,  and copied the backup into the store location.  

Works ok. Looks like all  my e-mail is there.  I have them spread out thru a number of folders.

Problem comes when I connect it to my gmail account (actually thru my isp).  Had to look at instructions from ISP to see how to do that- had to enable IMAP.  When I do that and open windows live - it starts trying to down load everything, or apperas to.  Looks like it is causing me to end up with duplicte e-mails.

I deleted it all out - disabled IMAP for now, and copied back in my backup.  So looks ok right now.

But when I enable IMAP it will try to download everything again.  Do you know anyway of having it only download things since a certain date- I did not see an options for that.  I only want it to download stuff I received after the crash.

You probably do not have this type of  setup, so if you do not know, don't worry about it.  You are just such a wealth of knowledge, though I might check and see if you might now a trick to it.  (When I enable IMAP, I did not see a place to put a date).

Again if you do not know, don't worry about it,


(How does IMAP know what has already been downloaded)


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PostSubject: Re: trying to restore e-mail   11/23/2013, 23:12

You're right, I would never use an email client. I used to, but never again!

I just read that you should be using POP with Gmail and Outlook. POP has 2 settings, 1) to download everything, even if it has already been downloaded and 2) to download mail that arrives from now on. Here's the link I was looking at:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/web-apps-help/turn-on-pop-or-imap-access-to-connect-to-another-account-HA103002160.aspx

Now, here are some pretty detailed instructions for using both IMAP and POP with Gmail and Outlook:

http://email.about.com/od/outlooktips/qt/et_get_gmail.htm

Hope this helps!

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PostSubject: Re: trying to restore e-mail   11/23/2013, 23:16

Repa,

The instructions from my ISP (cableone) recommends IMAP, but they do have POP as an option.
I'll read the links you provided and try to decide what to do.
I am using windows live,  do not have outlook, but guess it should be aout the same.

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Fay

Well I think I messed up.  May just have to forget about restoring my e-mail -  I should KNOW better than to work when I am so tired.  I will have a look tomorrow but may just forget it-  probably not worth stressing myself out about


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May be ok. I am thinking seriously about doing the POP instead of IMAP although they recommend IMAP. I ended up accidently deleting all the oldere-mail from gmail. Thankfully I have the backrsure backup of that - up thru about mid august. Looks like the newer ones are still one the server. I recopied in the bckup into the store -and I think I looks pretty good thru mid AUG. Then maybe tomorrow - I will set up POP and hopefully it will download the rest .
I think the problem was that I was logged into GMAIL -using IMAP at the same time I was manipulating the store -anyway when I was messing with the store I think I deleted form GMAIL -if I understand it POP will not do that .

Getting read to quite messing with this for the night though.

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PostSubject: Re: trying to restore e-mail   11/24/2013, 14:40

It occurred to me after I went to bed last night: why don't you just export the email files from your old computer and import them onto your new computer? Unless I don't understand your setup, you can do that in windows live. There are 2 links I found that address what I think you want to do; pick the one that is easiest to follow for you, if this is what will work and make it easier for you to accomplish what you want to do:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/mail-import-backup-restore

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/import-email-messages-from-windows-live-mail-HA102029124.aspx


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PostSubject: Re: trying to restore e-mail   11/24/2013, 16:24

Thanks Repa,

BY time I got back here, I had it done- or  at least think I do.
The backup I had worked fine -for the e-mail I had backed up. Just had to copy the stored directory   Back4sure had into the right place in USERS.  (I have moved it to a partition I created instead of using the one on C)  
But there were newer e-mail on the server I needed- problem was trying to get the new ones with out downloading the old ones also.
I could not just used a full server download because I had them organized into a number of folders in WLM but not on server.  Using the backup preserved that.

Playing around with things (when I was tying to use IMAP) I accidently deleted the old ones from the server.   Actually helped it when I am trying to do.
I changed from imap to pop because I did not want it to affect the things on the server when I am doing stuff in WLM.

Finally - deleted the old store - copied in my back- set thing to use POP and let in download.  I think it look ok, at least as good as  am going to get it.
If POP goes away not sure how I will ever get things straightened out.
Had several mishaps along the way- had to repeat the procedure several times to get it right Sad

Hope this makes sense.

I think I now have it close enough.

Thinks for your input about POP -  I must have been using POP before but not sure.  Like I said ISP suggested IMAP but at least for now I think POP will work better for me.

Thanks again
Fay


P.S. I hate using GMAIL interface.
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