If you are in need to export AOL mail to hard drive, sit down and read the article. The article lists top techniques to migrate AOL emails to PST and other formats on local hard drive.
AOL mail is a commercial email client started for Americans. The mail is expanded to America Online Mail. This mail client got promoted throughout the globe and is now being used in many countries and regions. AOL mail started in online and afterward started off AOL mail version for desktop. AOL Desktop Gold is the latest version in service for desktop AOL mail users. There are different mechanism for downloading AOL mail data from Web mail and desktop mail applications.
AOL webmail does not offer a direct method to export AOL mail on local system. Whereas AOL Desktop offers a PFC file in the local hard drive. This file can be copied to another location and can be used on further whenever required. Lets get to the methods that export AOL mail to PST file in local hard drive.
Expert Choice: Use AOL to Outlook Migrator to save all AOL emails on PST file on computer hard. There are options to download the AOL mails in multiple formats as well.
Simple Steps for Saving AOL Mail to Hard Drive
Step 1: Download and Run AOL Backup Wizard
Step 2: Login with AOL credentials
Step 3: Select Download file format and select a location to save the file
Step 4: Hit Start to begin the process
There are multiple formats for downloading AOL mail to hard drive. But many methods come under a single phase mechanism, named as AOL Mail configuration. In this AOL mail is configured into another email client, say, Outlook, Thunderbird, Gmail, Zoho mail, etc. that offer a direct email download option. After the email client is configure on the resultant email client, then easily save the AOL mail on local system. In the next phase mechanism, you directly backup the AOL mail data to computer in multiple formats, just downloading and running the application on your system.
We will go through each solution one by one. Let us start with the AOL mail configuration into Microsoft Outlook.
For this operation to accomplish successfully, you need to install MS Outlook and configure an Outlook account in it. With this completed get down and follow the steps displayed below:
This will add AOL mail on Outlook application. Now, use the inbuilt Export option to save the AOL mail in PST format on premise computer hard drive separately.
Please Note: MS Outlook creates a PST file for all account mailboxes configured in the Outlook application. If you know the location of the Outlook data stored on the system, move to the location and copy the file at a known location. By default the location of PST file is “C:\Users\ \AppData\Local\MicrosoftOutlook” Now we move to another process to download AOL mail to local hard drive.
Install Mozilla Thunderbird and create a Thunderbird account in it. Once, that done, move down and follow the steps below
You can use the Export option in Thunderbird to export all AOL mailbox to local hard drive in MBOX format. Or else, drag and drop each email to save them in EML format.
The above shown two methods were done on offline application and now we are moving to the methods done on Webmail apps. Let us start knowning how AOL mail is downloaded to local hard drive using Gmail application.
This will bring the AOL mail to Gmail account. Gmail provides a feature to download Gmail data on local hard drive. The process is popularized as Google Takeout. You need to perform the process and save the AOL mail data in computer in MBOX format.
This will initiate the backup process. Once a the download archive is ready, Gmail will send a link to your Inbox. Download the archive file from the email. This will download AOL mail to hard drive in MBOX format.
Please Note: The Archive Zip file is kept in the Gmail mailbox for the next 30 days. so it is suggested to download the zip file before it gets expired.
Now we move on to the next email client that offer to download email client, Zoho Mail.
This will add the AOL mail to Zoho mail account. Afterward use the Zoho mail Export option to export AOL mail to hard drive. This will download the data in EML file format.
There are many other email clients that offer an export / download email option. You can add the AOL mail on them as well to download your data on the computer system. Now, we move and see how we can get AOL mail data from AOL Desktop.
The data is the PFC file is secured, thus requires a password to open and access the PFC data. When the PFC file is imported, the password is to be entered. The authentication will grant access to the file data access in AOL Desktop.
In the article above, we have shared some important steps taken to export AOL mail to hard drive. There are multiple email configuration described with steps so that user can select the easiest way to download AOL emails on computer system without data loss.