How to Copy All of Your Mail Onto a Flash Drive

By Ann Mapleridge

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Flash drive

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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.