Why click, drag, open, save as, …? Didn’t you get a computer to do all that?
Most people agree that saving your email is a good thing to do. However, it seldom happens because, even if you’ve bought a program to do the work, one still has to run it. Let’s face it there are lots of things competing for our time these days and backups “probably” won’t be needed anyway. Until they are.
SaveMail allows you to specify the e-mail folder to save and where to save it, when you start the program. It also allows you to run it automatically, without you having to click anything. There are a couple of ways you make the process fairly painless.
Using a Shortcut
If you know something about setting up shortcuts on your desktop you’ll find this quite straight forward. If not there is a real easy way later in this article (see Using a Batch File).
Click “Browse…”, locate the folder where SaveMail is installed (normally My Computer, Local Disk (C:), Program Files, Gss EziSoft, SaveMail Pro) and then select the SaveMail program (SaveMail_Pro.exe) like the following:
(You can also do this if you only have the Free edition: use SaveMail Free and SaveMail_Free.exe)
You have now created a shortcut that runs SaveMail BUT it still doesn’t automatically run anything. We need to make a couple of changes. Find the shortcut on the desktop that you just created. Right-click it and choose Properties:
Click in the “Target” box, press the End key then the space bar and add the following to the end of the command:
"\\Personal Folders\Inbox" "C:\bkp\" /autorun
Make sure you have a directory “C:\bkp” then try the shortcut (and click OK if Outlook asks).
Using a Batch File
Open Notepad (Start, Programs, Accessories, Notepad) and enter the following lines:
set "i=\\Personal Folders\Inbox"
"C:\Program Files\Gss EziSoft\SaveMail Pro\SaveMail_Pro.exe" "%i%" "%o%" /autorun
Make sure that you have a C:\bkp directory (Windows Explorer, My Computer, Drive C:, right click, New, Folder, bkp) and some email in your Inbox then double-click the desktop icon. Again, you should see SaveMail doing its thing. Again, if Outlook asks, tell it to let you save your e-mail.
The Easiest Way
Download this ZIP file and extract the contents (AutoSaveMail.bat) to your desktop. Then double-click AutoSaveMail.bat to save your email.
Read more about SaveMail.