Division of Information Technology Services

Backup your Email

Introduction

This page explains how to backup your email.

Applies to Mail Clients (Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail)

Procedure

Before you decide which option to choose to backup your email, you need to evaluate the importance or operational need for the information. This is a practice called records management.
For more information about records management, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Records_management.

For Information about Western University's Records and Archives Policy, please see http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/policies_procedures/section1/mapp130.pdf

Depending on the percentage of messages which meet your requirement you can consider the various options listed below:

Outlook

MacMail

Thunderbird


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