Backing up email in your (Microsoft 365) account in Outlook for macOS

Your account will be automatically deleted after you leave the University and cannot be recovered. If you want to back up your emails and contacts, you need to create a backup personal storage (PST) file in Outlook before your NetID expires and you lose access to your email account.

  1. Select the Inbox that you wish to back up/export.
  2. Select File > Export...
  3. Choose the types of items you want to back up, then click Continue.
  4. Enter a name to save the backup file as and then select where you wish the .olm file to be saved to. Click Save once you are done.

For additional assistance please contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) or via email at

Keywords:backup outlook pst Exchange O365 M365   Doc ID:74362
Owner:TSS Tier 2 .Group:Northwestern
Created:2017-06-27 15:47 CDTUpdated:2020-12-14 16:14 CDT
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