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2019-06-18 10:03 PM
Hi Optus peeps
Sadly, I'll be leaving Optus in the next few weeks; I've been with Optus since about July 2012.
I have a great deal of emails that I need to keep. I'm using Microsoft Outlook  as my email application. Via this, I have created .pst folders on my computer hard drive.
If I move my optusnet.com.au emails to the .pst file, will I still be able to VIEW them in full [including attachments], even though I'll no longer have my optusnet.com.au webmail address?
Thank you, Billie
2019-06-18 10:27 PM - edited 2019-06-18 10:27 PM
If you download them to your computer they will be available any time you wish. I would create a copy of your .pst file before you remove the Optus account from you Outlook settings as a precaution. Outlook needs to be closed to make a copy of your .pst.
2019-06-18 11:29 PM
Let me run some tests, before you run away!
2019-06-18 11:50 PM
Thanks again Yeldarb
I am therefore assuming that by saving my emails to a .pst file on my hard drive, I can view my old emails via the app Microsoft Outlook [or other email client] despite no longer having access to my originial web based optusnet.com.au address. Is that correct?
2019-06-18 07:57 AM
As a backup you could also open a free GMail account. That can import everthing across automatically.
You'll possibly need a newemail address anyway and I don't recommend using any ISP provided one.
2019-06-18 11:23 AM - edited 2019-06-18 11:59 AM
Yes that is correct Billie providing you keep a copy of the .pst file you can still view all your emails without an email account. I do recommend making a backup copy as I do with my own .pst file every month. Depending on the file size a backup to a pen drive or external hard drive would be my suggestion.
Edit: Importing a .pst file into a different email client is possible but it would require professional assistance. The Outlook app does not support .pst files apparently