How can I backup my Outlook email?

Episode 1359 (50:24)

Calvin from Detroit, MI

Calvin is frustrated that he can't back up his email on He wants to be able to have his mail online and on his computer. Leo says that Microsoft wants users to use the new Microsoft accounts. He can set up his account using the IMAP server, which is in configuration settings. He won't want to select PoP mail, though.

CNET has instructions on how to do this. A third party email client like Thunderbird, Pegasus or Claws will also do it.