When the data is online, you have to make sure it is safe, and nothing goes wrong with it. But there are many issues due to which your data gets lost, such as software corruption, virus attacks, hardware failures, sudden loss of power which causes system shutdown, etc.
To get rid of data loss situations, backing up your data is very important. Here we are going to discuss how to backup IMAP emails to Outlook PST.
Here we use the most popular manual method, the Import/Export Wizard, which is inbuilt with MS Outlook. Now follow the procedure given below to backup IMAP emails to Outlook PST.
In Microsoft Outlook, you need to make a change in Send/Receive Settings to download complete emails with attachments rather than just headers. For this, follow the steps:
Step 1- In MS Outlook application, go to the Send/Receive Settings, select on “Download complete items including attachments for subscribed folders,” and click OK.
Step 2 – Navigate to File > Open & Export and click on Import/Export.
Step 3- Select “Export to a File” and click Next.
Step 4- Now select “Outlook Data File (.pst)” option and click Next.
Step 5– Select folders to export from the IMAP email client.
Note: You can apply filters to select only specific data.
Step 6 – Provide a location to save the exported file as a PST. Click Finish.
Note: You can also select given options to save or delete duplicate items.
Now the IMAP mailbox data is exported to a PST file.
Conclusion: The manual procedure to export IMAP to PST is never easy for an inexperienced or non-technical user. It is also very time taking and risky as there is no guaranty to back up the complete data. Here I would like to introduce the most proficient third-party tool, Kernel IMAP Backup Tool. It is a perfect tool, even for a non-technical user. With this tool, users can also backup IMAP mailbox data to PST, EML, MSG, PDF, DOC & DOCX file formats.