Backup Outlook is an application, which allows users to backup or restore Microsoft Outlook emails, tasks, calendar, contacts, journal entries, and notes. Other settings and parameters that are restored include signatures, templates, auto-complete names, and many others. It comes with an auto-scheduler so users can schedule their backup anytime and can store the latest version in case the backup process fails. In case there is a need to make the data size smaller, the software can compress the backup data and will only require the user to specify the compression rate.
BackupOutlook has a simple user interface with four main selections: Backup your Outlook, Restore your Outlook, Verify Backup, and Settings. When the user selects Backup your Outlook, a new screen will display which will ask for the destination folder where the backup will be stored. It can be typed on the screen provided or searched using the browse button. The user can also specify the name of the backup file for easy reference. Aside from the compression rate, the user can also secure the backup with a password by clicking on the checkbox provided and specifying the password twice. Once these details are specified, the backup process can begin.