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From: "Nivard Ovington" <>
Subject: Re: [FTM-HELP] Outlook Express appears to affect my Family TreeMaker, or vice versa???
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 08:48:46 +0100
The method you are using makes a *back up* copy for use in case your originals get corrupted etc
Not for making a readable copy of each email
To the best of my knowledge there is no program that will open backed up email to read in the way
you seem to require
I regularly make back ups of my email having lost a large amount some years ago and was never able
to recover them
If you want to make a readable copy of certain or all emails in your inbox you will have to find
Sorry I can't help with that but see no good reason to do that so have never tried except the odd
copy and paste into Notepad or a Word document
Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)
> This may be deemed off-topic by some...
> ~THIS IS NOT SPAM~
> Please bear with me it concerns MY Family Tree Maker...
> In an effort to backup my Outlook Express emails I found a step-by-step
> method on line...
> The process is very simple to follow.. However once I have saved them and go
> to open them, EVERY one wants to open as a NEW Family Tree Maker file...???
> Any ideas why this is please???
> I have tried to open them with other programs... No joy...
> I deleted that 'saved' folder and tried the same process again with the same
> I am using FTM 2006/Ver. 16
> O/S Windows XP
> Hilton Doidge
> New Zealand