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How to export sent email from n8?

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How to export sent email from n8?



I'm using the standard email application on my N8 (no Anna yet) with a POP3&SMTP account. I need to export the messages I sent with my N8. They are stored in two "sent" folders


I need to import these messages into the email software on my computer or an email account on a server.


How is that done? I could not find any export tool in the Nokia Suite, the PC Suite or N8 itself. There is a "Best MessageStore" app in the Store, but it only creates plaintext or CSV files, which I can't import anywhere.


I could use an IMAP folder, but I could not find a way to change the current setup from POP3/SMTP to IMAP. I can create a new account with new folders on the phone, but then I don't know how to copy the old email messages into that new IMAP folder.


Furthermore, I tried importing the email messages to a Nokia N9, but the import routine seems to ignore email messages.


Any ideas?


Thank you!

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Re: How to export sent email from n8?

Would anyone here know in which files my sent emails are stored on the N8?

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Re: How to export sent email from n8?

Hi dskolov42,


You can change the Nokia messaging email account settings here. Also remember to change the IMAP setting of your email account from the service as well.


Hope you get your sent emails synced! Let me know if you have any issues.



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Re: How to export sent email from n8?

Helpful, but the sent folder, which is duplicated on the N8 and not synchronised with the server does not appear.



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Re: How to export sent email from n8?

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Belle is the first version that lets you move items out of the Sent folder into other folders.

The Suite will take a backup of your message store before upgrading to Belle and restore it afterwards. You could then move items in the Sent into other IMAP folders.

You also might find NbuExplorer on useful, it allows you to look inside the backup files taken by Nokia Suite. You could backup the message store and examine it without needing to upgrade to Belle if you're not upgrading for a reason.


Your messages are stored in C:\Private\1000484b but you don't have permission to view them yourself with the File Manager unless you've jailbroken first.