What would happen if all your e-mail messages, e-mail account settings,
identities and address books suddenly disappeared from your computer? How
much effort would it take to get it all back? Would you be able to return
everything? Probably not. You might recover some addresses from your memory,
notes and business cards. But the rest of the addresses you'd have to
resurrect from scratch. A missing e-mail archive is a serious loss even for a
home PC user. On-line forum logins, on-line payment histories, various emails
and replies...all would be lost.
Outlook Express is a nice, free, e-mail client that comes with each Windows
installation. Unfortunately, its message database, settings and address books
are vulnerable to dangerous virus attacks, disk failures and other threats.
You need a reliable backup plan to secure your data. While standard backup
methods are time-consuming and require some knowledge about your system,
there is a simple solution you can use on daily basis.
Outlook Express Backup Tiger helps you backup your Outlook Express files in
four quick clicks. A Wizard-like interface allows you to customize backup
options and the location to save the resulting backup file. The program can save
your e-mail and news data, hotmail messages, accounts, rules, block senders,
signatures and options. In addition, it can backup the global Windows address
book and Internet Explorer Favorites.
Outlook Express Backup Tiger supports OE versions 5.x and 6.x. You can
protect the resulting backup file with a password and use compression to reduce its
size. The program can also be used to transfer data between computers. For
example, you can synchronize the e-mail data between your desktop PC and a
notebook. Or, you can transfer your settings from an old to a new PC.