Originally Posted by rjmurray01
I have an Audiovox 6600 Pocket PC Cellphone. I want to be able to export or archive my email. Without being too confusing, I use my phone as my primary source for email. Through POP and SMTP access, I have an account called Yahoo which pulls and sends email from my Yahoo email account. The problem is that when I send mail I save a copy on my phone. It sends the mail through the Yahoo server but does not save a copy of the sent email in my Sent Folder on Yahoo.com (on the internet, not on the phone). I can sync an account called Outlook on my phone with Outlook on my PC, but it doesnít contain the mail I send through Yahoo account, and I canít move mail from one account to another. So, I am looking for a versatile email client that will sync up my Yahoo account on the phone with my PC, so I can then archive and later retrieve that email (on my PC) without it consuming storage memory on my phone. I hope I have been clear, this is a little confusing to explain. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
To be able to download Yahoo Mail to your phone, you need POP3 access to Yahoo, which isn't included in the free version.
For this, you'll need Yahoo! Mail Plus, which cosyts $20 for a year. Click 'Mail Upgrades' in the top right corner to access it.
Once you have POP3 access, you can archive your online mailbox both with your PDA and your Outlook.
If you choose archiving with the built-in Messaging client
on your PDA, you will only need to archive the contents of the \Windows\Messaging
directory. Here, your mails are stored one-by-one. Please note that POP3-downloaded mail is stored together with its headers, unlike with ActiveSync-synchornized mail
. The latter is stored without headers, which must be read from the related WinCE system database.
Also note that your sent mail is also stored there, but without headers
(not even the addressee); also, their filename isn't necessarily (much) dirfferent from Inbox mail.
this is an Outbox mail body: 070025ec1000001f.mpb
and this an Inbox mail header+body file: 0700255381030102.mpb
Therefore, if you also want to archive outbox mail with all the necessary information (Addressee), you may want to read the above-linked description of how the WinCE system databases store mail headers and identify mail bodies
is completely different - it, like the Unix-based Mailbox, uses only one file for storing incoming mail. Therefore, it's much easier to archive it. However, it doesn't use the Mailbox format (but some binary format) AFAIK, so, it's possible you'll only be able to read your archived files with WebIS Mail.
Let me know if you have further q's.