Before you can move mail from the York central mail server to your local hard drive, you need to setup a mail client (Thunderbird, Outlook Express, etc.) The following instructions explain how to transfer mail folders from central mail to you local hard drive using the Thunderbird mail client (recommended).
- Download/Install the Thunderbird mail client. Click here for Thunderbird download/installation instructions.
- Login to your mail server. A list of all your mail folders will be visible on the left hand side of the screen.
You will also see the header “Local Folders” – all folders placed in “Local Folders” are stored on your hard drive NOT the server.
- To move a copy of a folder to “Local Folders,” drag the folder from the server to the “Local Folders” header. The transfer may take a few minutes depending on the content of the folder being transferred.
- Repeat Step 3 for each folder that needs transferring to the “Local Folder”.