Outlook Express BackUp Expert is a small Windows application whose purpose is to help you back up and restore email messages, accounts, address book, and templates for Outlook Express.

The tool employs a wizard-like assistant which offers you step-by-step guidance throughout the entire configuration process. This way, you can quickly get an idea about how to tweak the dedicated parameters.

Outlook Express BackUp Expert gives you the possibility to select the users that you want to export data from and view the folders where email data is stored. What’s more, you can choose the target categories that you want to save, namely Mail folders, Account, Rules, Block Senders, Signatures, and Preferences.

In addition, you are allowed to save the address book and stationary items, specify the folder where the backup files are stored, password-protect the backup in order to restrict other users from gaining access to your private content, compress the archives and adjust the compression level, as well as set the volume size.

A log is displayed at the end of the backup process and includes information about the date, size, and time. Plus, you may open the folder where the backup file is stored directly from the main window, write the backup file to a CD, or send data via an FTP server.

When it comes to restoring information, in case you happen to come across all sorts of errors and lose important data, Outlook Express BackUp Expert helps you retrieve it very quickly. You just need to provide the backup folder and manually select the items that you want to restore.

There’s support for different restoring modes. You may synchronize Outlook Express emails between two computers, restore items in default folders (the same as the backup), or extract backup files in other locations.

The utility lets you run automatic backups at a certain time interval or every day, week, or month, specify the password if the backup is encrypted, select the compression level, and choose the items that you want to extract.

Outlook Express BackUp Expert allows you to set a default backup directory, run the utility at Windows startup, choose the automatic backup directory, keep all backups or delete older ones, as well as configure FTP connections.

All in all, Outlook Express BackUp Expert makes it really easy for you to back up and restore your Outlook Express data, and can be configured by rookies and professionals alike.