Office 365 - Email backup strategies

Audience: Departmental IT organizations and individuals interested in backing up their mailbox data.


The purpose of this document is to provide strategies for backing up your Office 365 mailbox data. These strategies include:

  1. Manually backing up data
  2. Using a third-party application to automatically backup mailbox data
  3. IT staff backing up data for all users within a department

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1. Manual backup options

These strategies are not recommended as long term solutions but can be used as temporary measures to ensure data is backed up or to back up data in preparation for a loss of access to your UW-Madison Office 365 account.