Import Microsoft® Outlook Express Messages to Microsoft® Outlook 2010
What are the ways to import contacts and messages from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2010?
Microsoft Outlook Express is a basic e-mail client developed by Microsoft which did not have advanced options like calendar entries, tasks etc. When you upgrade from Windows XP to a new version, you may need to change the account settings from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2010. It is possible to import e-mails, contacts etc. from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2010. In Microsoft Outlook Express, each folder consists of a group of stored messages. For example, Inbox folder is a single file. You need to install Microsoft Outlook 2010 in old computer to perform importing. The following procedure should be followed and some correct account information used in Microsoft Outlook Express should be entered (like e-mail address, password etc) for importing files perfectly.
Following are the procedures for importing mail account settings and address books, messages to Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Importing mail account settings
- Importing messages and address books
- Things to Remember
Mail account settings
Importing mail account settings from Microsoft Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 2010 should be done very carefully. For importing mail account settings, first you need to open Microsoft Outlook and run the file tab on the Ribbon and then click on open in the menu. Then, select export from the 'Advanced' tab. Now import and export wizard will open. You need to select 'Import Internet mail account settings' and press Enter. Now, select Microsoft Outlook Express and press Enter. You have to ensure that the name displayed is same as the name you want to use and click Next. Now, verify your e-mail address and click on Enter. Verify incoming and outgoing mail servers. Next, confirm account name, enter password and click enter. Select the Internet connection method and press Enter. Click Finish to import your mail account settings.
Messages and address books
Messages and address book importing consists of some simple steps. For this, you need to open Microsoft Outlook and select File tab on the Ribbon and select Options from the menu. Then, select Export from the Advanced tab. Now, Import and Export Wizard will open. Select import Internet Mail and Address and press Enter. Now, click Microsoft Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or Windows Mail. You have to ensure that the Import Mail and Import Address Book check boxes are selected and press the Enter key. You can import only to Microsoft Outlook Contacts folder. Select the method for handling the duplicates during importing and click on finish.
You cannot import rules to Microsoft Outlook 2010. This is because the rules subset has been extended in Microsoft Outlook 2010. Microsoft Outlook 2010 has more options than all of the previous versions like Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook 2003. There is provision for setting Microsoft Outlook as default e-mail client by changing the Microsoft Outlook settings. If you are dealing with Microsoft network version 2.5 POP mail, the check box of secure password authentication should be marked.
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