How to Create a Backup of Your Hotmail


Many people appear to be the victims of hacking attacks every year, and no one can be sure that it will not happen to him or her. Due to this reason, backup of your Hotmail mail is essentially important. Having a backup of email account means that your contacts, messages, and other information will not be lost after you temporarily lost the control over your mail.

One of the best and most secure ways to back your Hotmail account up (both your contacts and letters) is to take advantage of the Windows Live Mail program. In order to back your Hotmail mail up with the help of Windows Live Mail, use the step-by-step guide placed below.


  1. Enter the website of Microsoft and find the section of Microsoft Essentials or type the following link in your browser: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/essentials. Then, click on the purple "Download now" button.

  2. Open the installer and choose the second option: "Choose the programs you want to install."

  3. Open the installer and choose the second option: "Choose the programs you want to install."

  4. Select "Mail" among other programs and click on the "Install" button.

  5. After having installed the program, you will get a window in which you should type the name of your account and password in. Then, click to log in. Even though the window is slightly different than it is shown in the presented screenshot, you do not need to do anything different. Just enter your data and click to log in.

  6. The main job is mostly done. All you have to do is to wait until the program will be synchronized with your email account. For that, press F5 or "Refresh". You will see how your letters will be imported from the mail.

  7. Likewise, import the contacts from your email. For that, in the bottom-left corner (look at the screenshot) choose "contacts" and start importing. Now, all your letters and data are safely stored in your PC or laptop.


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