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Solved: Data transfer from Windows Mail to Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Banner1976, Jun 27, 2009.

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  1. Banner1976

    Banner1976 Thread Starter

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    I want to install ubuntu into my laptop, but I have one small problem. I need to save content of Windows Mail and transfer it to my desktop to the Outlook Express. I have no idea how to do that.
     
  2. Banner1976

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    It is probably most stupid solution, but I sent most important mails to the other account, and I saved them in that way. If someone knows how to do that in "pro" way let me know. Please.
     
  3. EAFiedler

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    Hi Banner1976

    Windows Mail save its messages as .eml files. Locate the .eml files, copy them to the other computer.
    Open Outlook Express and drag the .eml files into Outlook Express.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    Are you sure about that? I don't think OE can import or convert .eml files since WM never existed for OE. I would bet you could import them (file,import) to a newer version of Outlook though.
     
  5. EAFiedler

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    Who are you addressing?
     
  6. Rich-M

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    Your answer I thought.
     
  7. EAFiedler

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    OK. If you don't believe me, try it for yourself.
     
  8. Rich-M

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    Ok I just find this hard to believe since OE existed before WM. I would love to try it because if it works, and I am surmising then you have done this as opposed to reading it...can you please give me specifics? Like drag it and paste it where in OE?

    The reason I am so surprised is I started with Vista in WM and then decided to go to Outlook because WM is really nothing but a bad clone of it anyway, but could not import into Outlook 2003 because of the age difference in the 2 programs or so I assumed. If there was another way to do that with Outlook then I should have been able to with Outlook 2003 as well, and probably never thought of it as I simply went out and bought Office 2007 to complete the project. I was not being disrespectful actually quite the opposite.
     
  9. EAFiedler

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    You may be reading more into what I posted.

    Windows Mail did away with the .dbx files, it now saves messages as individual .eml files.
    Outlook Express will accept the dragging and dropping of .eml files into the folder pane or if you are steady enough you can drop the .eml messages on top of the Outlook Express folders themselves.

    I use the folder pane on the right, to drop in the messages, there is more space to maneuver and the folder list doesn't start moving on me. I am not pasting them into Outlook Express, I am dragging and dropping the .eml files into Outlook Express.

    This does not apply to Microsoft Outlook. Drag an .eml file into Microsoft Outlook and a message opens with the .eml file as an attachment. Not usually the result one wants.

    http://forums.techarena.in/windows-vista-mail/723348.htm#post2741973
     
  10. Rich-M

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    Yes you are right I did read more into it but still it is nice to know you can do that and I was looking for a way to do that with Outlook actually. Thanks again.
     
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