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You can export FirstClass objects, such as messages and documents, and import them again, just as you do files.
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You can export FirstClass objects that you have created to manage your disk quota on the server. The exported objects are still available, because you can import them back to the server whenever you need them. After exporting the objects, you can delete the originals on the server to free up space.

Exporting FirstClass objects
When you export a FirstClass object, it is converted to an export folder that contains the exported object in these file formats:
•       content.rtf
This is the only format that preserves formatting and embedded pictures.
•       content.txt
This is a plain text format.
•       content.xml.
This is also a plain text format. It includes embedded XML tags.
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The export folder name starts with underscores. If you will ever want to import the object back into FirstClass, don't remove these underscores or rename the export folder in any other way.
An exported container is converted to a folder that contains one export subfolder for each exported object in the container.
To export a FirstClass object:
1       Select the object.
You can select multiple objects or a container.
2       Choose File > Export.
3       Select the location where you want the resulting export folder to be saved.

Importing exported FirstClass objects
When you import an export folder that was created by exporting a FirstClass object, it is restored to its original object type (for example, a message).
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Exported FirstClass containers remain folders when they are imported.
To import an exported FirstClass object:
1       Open the container to which you want to import the object.
2       Choose File > Import > Import Documents.
3       Select the export folder.
You can select multiple export folders or a folder that contains export subfolders.

How attachments are handled
If you export a FirstClass object with attachments, the attachments are included in the export folder. They retain their file types.
The information in the RTF and TXT formats of the exported object includes a list of the attachments for your reference.
The XML format is coded to restore the attachments to the object if the export folder is imported back into FirstClass.

Saving messages using Save As
If you want to save a message to your computer just as a plain text file, open the message, then choose File > Save As.
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This doesn't save message attachments. If you need to save attachments, export the message.