Back Up Your Amherst Mailbox

How to create an archive of your Amherst email mailbox. The archive is a .pst file that you can then download to your computer and open in any version of Outlook.

Instructions: 

IT has built a tool that can automatically copy all your email into a file you can open in Microsoft Outlook for Windows or Mac. 

  1. Sign in to the Outlook Mailbox Export Tool.
  2. Click Export.
    It may take anywhere from 2 to 30 minutes for the page to create the file, depending on the size of your mailbox, network speed, and other factors. The web page will keep refreshing itself every two minutes until the file is created -- you will know because a Download button will appear.
  3. If you get logged out of the page, simply log in again. Your archive should be ready for download if you've been logged out.
  4. Once the Download button appears, click it to save your archived file to your computer.
  5. Your archive file will no longer be downloadable after two days. You can recreate the file by clicking Export again.
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