I have an ntlworld account that I've had for years - back in the day, the only way that I accessed it was from the home PC via a POP account or via webmail (but mostly from the home PC using outlook).
Because that was where everything was, I created some folders within outlook on the PC to organise my emails rather than having them all in the inbox - at the time it wasn't a problem that I couldn't access those folders when using webmail.
Jump to today - now I mostly access via imap on my tablet & phone, and sometimes via webmail. I need an old email that I found filed away in an outlook folder on the PC; I moved the email back to the inbox thinking that it would replicate & I could then access it on my phone, tablet or via webmail, but it hasn't appeared. (To get around this, I have resent it to myself but obviously the timestamp now shows today).
So the question I'm posting is how can I get emails that I've moved to a POP folder back so that I can access them on my other devices? The PC in question is rather old and liable to croak any minute, so I'd like to get the important ones back from the PC...
If the PC is currently working then you can use the Export function in Outlook to Export the mail to a .pst file. You can export the whole of the POP3 database on the PC or just parts of it. Once you have the .pst file you just copy it across using a USB key.
You don't say which version of Outlook you are running but the Import/Export options are usually found somewhere in the File menu.
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Sorry, I obviously didn't explain very well - rather than wanting to import into another email package on another PC, I'm after putting the emails back into the 'live' online inbox. I would like to be able to see them from my phone and my tablet and another PC via webmail - exactly as I can with the emails that I didn't move out of the inbox. I'm not sure that I can do that with a pst import from a usb stick...