How Can I Download My Emails on a Flash Drive?

By Ainsley Patterson

Email is a quick and easy way for people to communicate both professionally and personally. A person can access her email account from any computer that is connected to the Internet. Digging through thousands of emails, however, can make finding the email you are looking for difficult, which is why you should clean out your email inbox periodically. You may want to download your emails to a flash drive for long term storage before you clean out your email inbox.

Preparing an Email Account

The first thing you need to do in order to download your email messages from your email inbox is to adjust your email settings online. Go to the "Settings" menu for your online email account. Select the "POP/IMAP" portion of the "Settings" menu. From the "POP/IMAP" screen, you want to select the option to enable POP for all emails. Click "Save Changes" after making the selection.

Configuring Microsoft Outlook

Open the Microsoft Outlook application. You will be prompted to configure the program with your email account, if you haven't already done so. Follows the prompts, which will ask you for your email address, name and email account password.You can add your desired email account if you have already configured Microsoft Outlook for another email address. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Account Settings" from the drop-down menu. Under the "Email" tab, select "New" and follow the prompts to add a new email account to your Microsoft Outlook Express.

Moving Email Messages to the Flash Drive

Select the message that you want to save to your flash drive and click on the "File" menu. Click on "Save As" from the File menu. A window will pop up, prompting you to choose a place to save the message you have selected. Locate your flash drive and click "Save." Do this for all of the messages that you would like to download onto your flash drive.

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