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mailmigrate
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Downloading old messages from server - how far back?

Hi,

I have a bt yahoo email account (old .btinternet.com from years ago when I had a BT phone line).

 

After various problems with email programs I've only been accessing my bt email via webmail but now I have 5 years worth of messages to download and back up offline.

 

After failing with Thunderbird, I tried Windows Live Mail, which, amazingly, worked the first time I tried configuring it.

 

However, it only downloaded messages going back to the beginning of 2013.

 

I'm guessing that's as far back as the servers go?

 

Anyway, I need to check. Thx.

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gg30340
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Re: Downloading old messages from server - how far back?

If you log onto webmail you should be able to see how far back your emails go. The email client should download everything that you find there. If it's not on webmail there is no way to retrieve it.

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mailmigrate
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Re: Downloading old messages from server - how far back?

OK, thanks.

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