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Migration from OE to WLM

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by tommy2k8, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. tommy2k8

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    I have backed up mail (and everything with it) from Outlook Express in XP and want to transfer it to Windows Live Mail that I installed on Windows 8. I can't find any straightforward instructions on how to do this on the web. All of my email accounts are POP3.
     
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    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/...ssages-into-Windows-Mail-from-Outlook-Express

    It won't be exactly the same but the process should be nearly identical.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270670

    This may also be worth a look. Outlook can export to files which can then be recovered separately.

    As another idea, you might be able to temporarily play with your Mail settings to be IMAP so that your new client just downloads them as they should be. Then once they are downloaded, switch back to POP. It's a bit hacky and you might want to look around a bit first but it could be an easy solution.
     
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    Thankyou, all done.

    I imported my backed up accounts, messages, contacts from my external drive and they imported perfectly fine.

    Will Windows Live Mail 2012 now work in roughly the same way as Outlook Express did?
     
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