How to Copy All of Your Mail Onto a Flash Drive

Email is how many people communicate with the world around them, and is often used in business to communicate important details about a job or event. If you need to back-up your email, a flash drive can be a convenient way to store your messages that can be carried with you wherever you go in the palm of your hand.

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Connect your flash drive to an available USB port on your computer.

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Select "Download Mail" from the options menu in your email program.

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Select your flash drive as the drive you would like to save your mail to when a download box appears.

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Click "Save" to begin the download of your emails onto your flash drive.

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Eject your flash drive from your computer when you are done transferring emails. You can eject the drive by right-clicking on the icon of your flash drive from your computer's desktop or "My Computer" window and selecting "Eject" from the options that appear.