Backing-up your Emails in Windows Live Mail

These instructions are for backing-up your email on Windows Live Mail 2012, if you are using an older version of Windows Live Mail the set-up process may differ slightly from what is shown below.

Initial Backup

Go to File -> Export Email -> Email messages

Select the type of export you want. For this tutorial we will assume you just want a Live Mail backup, so select Microsoft Windows Live Mail

Select the folder you would like to Export the mail into (this folder must be blank).

Select the folders you want to backup.

You have now backed up your email to that location. We would suggest now backing up this folder to an online cloud storage system (eg Dropbox, Google Drive, Copy, Tresorit, etc).