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How to backup and restore in and out mailboxes in Eudora

This procedure occurs when the mailboxes are “compacted” and this happens at specific intervals during regular operation of Eudora. You can perform this task manually so that you have the most recent e-mail received constantly backed up, you can use the SpecialCompact Mailboxes menu to force the creation of these backups.

The solution to the problem

Follow the instructions to backup and restore in and out mailboxes in Eudora:

  1. 1

    Rename these file pairs (In.mbx.001 and In.toc.001, etc..) so that they do not have the same name as the Original In mailbox (In.mbx and In.toc) and then restart Eudora.

  2. 2

    When you launch Eudora you will find the Old In 1 and Old In 2 mailboxes in the list with your regularly listed mailboxes. These will contain the Most Recently backed up info from the original mailbox.


Starting with Eudora version 6, Eudora will automatically make back up copies of the in and out mailboxes. You can locate these in the same directory as the in mailbox files (In.mbx and In.toc). These files are discernable by the .001 and .002 extensions. The entire procedure is applicable to Eudora Mail.

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