If you rely on Outlook for managing your mailbox you might dread losing your inbox due to some kind of hardware malfunction or issue with your email service of choice. The easiest way to deal with the consequences of these unwanted events is ensure that you regularly backup your mailbox into an Outlook personal folder file (.pst).
This simple tutorial will guide you through the initial creation of a personal folder file into which you’ll be able to store your Inbox mailbox. The procedure above applies with minor changes to Outlook 2013, although it’s not majorly different in Outlook 2007 and 2010):
Once you have setup your .PST file as shown above, you might want to configure an automatic process that will take care of periodically archiving your Outlook mail. For that you’ll use the Auto Archive capability, which we’ll cover in one of our next tutorials.