How to download or export mailbox from Outlook.com You can follow this guide to request a copy of your Outlook email data. Whether you store only email or calendar or contacts, you can download them all to your computer. There is no need to opt for third-party service since Outlook offers an option on the web version.
One of the great things about Outlook On The Web is that you can export your data. This means that if you ever need to stop using Outlook, you can download a copy of all your emails, contacts, Sticky Notes, Calendar items, and more. This makes it easy to switch to another email provider if you ever need to, or to just keep a backup of your data in case something goes wrong.
Download or export mailbox from Outlook.com
To export or download your mailbox from Outlook.com, follow these steps:
- Open Outlook.com in your browser.
- Log in to your email account.
- Click the settings gear icon.
- View all Outlook settings.
- On the General tab, you can manage your account settings, privacy settings, and security settings.
- To the Privacy and data tab.
- Export your mailbox by clicking the “Export mailbox” button.
- Open the email and click the link to download the file.
Let’s check out these steps in detail.
To begin, open the Outlook.com website and sign in to your account with your login credentials. Then, find the settings gear icon on the top menu bar and click on it.
Click the “View all Outlook settings” option on the bottom right of your screen. Next, switch from the Mail tab to the General tab and click on the Privacy and data section.
After visiting the Privacy and data section, you should see the option to export your mailbox on the right side.
So that Outlook can generate your package, you need to click this button. The whole process will be completed when you see an email in your Inbox. To download the data, open the email and click the link.
It may take up to four days for Outlook to collect and deliver your data. However, most users will receive their email within 24 hours. The size of the package will depend on the amount of data in your email account.
A new email account will generate a smaller package than an account that has been used for a long time and has amassed a large number of emails with attachments.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.