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I'm researching ways to preserve the thousands of emails I

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I'm researching ways to preserve the thousands of emails I have - in dozens of sub-folders - in a Comcast email account, now that we are about to discontinue our Comcast service. Most "solutions" do not seem to address large masses of emails which need to be preserved.
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Customer: I currently work on a Mac at home, but use a PC at work. Would prefer to save these emails onto the Mac so that they are accessible somehow - via my new Outlook 365 email, or the Apple mail program, or....???
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Martin replied 1 year ago.

Hello, welcome to JustAnswer my name is ***** ***** I'm one of the experts who will be assisting you today.

You can add the Comcast account to Outlook as IMAP so all the emails download to the computer, then when the account gets closed you'll still have a copy of them on the computer.

Do you know how to do that or do you need remote help?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What kind of remote help can you provide? And do you mean that all the emails (including from sub-folders) will automatically download to the computer? I don't mind downloading copies of all the emails to the computer (using an Apple product on my home Mac), as it has terabytes of hard disk space.
Expert:  Martin replied 1 year ago.

Yes, with IMAP the whole lot, including subfolders get downloaded - remote help means I connect to your computer and set it all up for you

Expert:  Martin replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Martin replied 1 year ago.

Were you able to do that?