Back Up Your Email Box Before It is Too Late

Written by Bill Platt

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The Empty Trash Folder command will only compressrepparttar messages forrepparttar 109613 item that is inrepparttar 109614 Trash Folder. In order to dorepparttar 109615 same for your entire email system, you must userepparttar 109616 command Compress Folders.

The simple action of sending email torepparttar 109617 trash without compressingrepparttar 109618 folders or simply emptyingrepparttar 109619 trash can also lead to great destabilization of your email client. So please take great care to maintain your email client software as it should be.

If there is one thing that I have learned with computers, one should always prepare forrepparttar 109620 worst case scenario. Always! In order to be fully prepared forrepparttar 109621 worst case scenario with your email, you should do regular backups of your mail folders.

Here I will explain how to do that outside ofrepparttar 109622 email client's process for this purpose. I am also explaining how to do so only for Outlook Express and Netscape Mail. I have never ran an Eudora client atrepparttar 109623 times I was exploring this scenario.


In your windows Explorer, you will find a folder, most likely with this precise name. The only difference you might see is inrepparttar 109624 Application Key as noted betweenrepparttar 109625 {}.

C:WINDOWSApplication DataIdentities {B074ABA0-9FFF-11D4-AE87-FE1E7BFD5248}MicrosoftOutlook Express

When you navigate to this folder, this isrepparttar 109626 default location where your Outlook Express Email is stored. Simply highlight repparttar 109627 last folder, "Outlook Express" and copy it to another location. In most cases, this folder will be way too large to copy to a Floppy Drive. Most likely, you will need to copy it to a Zip drive or another location on your hard drive.

You can also saverepparttar 109628 individual *.dbx files, which outline repparttar 109629 contents of each of your mail boxes,repparttar 109630 Inbox,repparttar 109631 Outbox, etc.

If you are really bored, you can sendrepparttar 109632 *.dbx file to Wordpad to viewrepparttar 109633 actual format of a mailbox from a text standpoint. You can use this only in a worst case scenario to attempt to rebuild a broken mail box. Always make backups ofrepparttar 109634 file before trying to repair it by hand --- Always!!!


The location ofrepparttar 109635 mail storage is: C:Program FilesNetscapeUsersusernameMail

Of course, replace "username" with your username.

Withinrepparttar 109636 Netscape Mail system, you will discover three file types: *.sbd, *.snm, and (blank).

The *.sbd is a folder that contains all of your sub-folders. The *.snm isrepparttar 109637 indexing file of your email. The (blank), ie. "Inbox" without an extension, is your actual mail messages recorded in plain text. You can also send these files to your Wordpad application to viewrepparttar 109638 contents. Do not save this file when you close it unless you are trying to rebuild your box, and if so, always make sure you have a backup before doing so.

If you deleterepparttar 109639 *.snm,repparttar 109640 *.snm file will rebuild itself repparttar 109641 next time you open your Netscape Mail application.

Taking these precautions and knowing this information, you will never have to chance losing all of your important emails again. The time you take today to backup your email box can save you repparttar 109642 worst nightmare ever. Trust me, I have been there.

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Avoiding the Delete Button - How To Make Your Email Campaign Pay Off

Written by Diane Hughes

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3. Timing Is Everything - Didn't think that mattered? Oh! It does! The day ofrepparttar week, andrepparttar 109612 time ofrepparttar 109613 day all play a significant role in how effective your campaign is. For example: almost everyone is in a rush inrepparttar 109614 morning hours. This gives a greater chance that they will delete any email they do not absolutely have to read. Take note of your target customer's typical schedule, and send your emails during their "off times".

4. Give A Deadline - One simple instruction to act before a certain date can make or break your success. Don't neglect this vital element!

5. Consider HTML - These days, most email programs are HTML compatible. In fact, over 90% of customers can receive HTML emails. Color - whether in print or onrepparttar 109615 Web - always increases readability (if done tastefully). Consider having your email converted to HTML to make it stand out inrepparttar 109616 sea of plain text messages.

6. Give It A Break - Rather than writing long paragraphs (even a 3 sentence paragraph formatted at 65 characters per line looks long), write in short 1 or 2 sentence blips. This is easier onrepparttar 109617 eyes of repparttar 109618 reader, and doesn't take nearly as long to digest.

The competition for your customer's attention is growing greater byrepparttar 109619 day. Refining your email campaign can help you avoidrepparttar 109620 delete button, and reap greater profits.

Diane Hughes is an accomplished internet entrepreneur and editor of the popular ProBizTips Newsletter. Subscribe to her newsletter for more tips, tricks, and secrets of the trade -- plus get HUNDREDS of eBooks, software and tools just for subscribing!

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