Export Contacts from Microsoft® Outlook Express to Windows® Live Mail
Do you know how to import contacts from Microsoft Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail?
Windows Live Mail is the latest e-mail client program which is the successor to Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail. Windows Live Mail has been added with latest e-mail features like address book, multiple e-mail accounts, direct blogging, etc. You may be using Microsoft Outlook Express in your system and may wish to work with Windows Live Mail. Before you start working with Windows Live Mail, you need to switch it with Microsoft Outlook Express. This is needed so as to get all essential details of Microsoft Outlook Express converted to Windows Live Mail. You need to export different details from Microsoft Outlook Express like e-mails, address, etc.
Here are some details for exporting the contacts of address book from Microsoft Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail:
- Need to export
- Steps to import
- Issues while importing
Need to export
There are a number of needs for exporting address book from Microsoft Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail. This is needed to get all contacts in Microsoft Outlook Express copied to Windows Live Mail address book. Thus, you can use the address in Microsoft Outlook Express in Windows Mail also. Thus, you can start sending messages to users who were added in the address book of Microsoft Outlook Express. The exporting is also useful for the safety of your contacts. You can use these exported contacts to recover your address book back to Microsoft Outlook Express. Thus, you can use these contacts even after any disaster may have taken place in Microsoft Outlook Express.
Steps to import
To import Microsoft Outlook Express contacts into Windows Live Mail, you need to open Microsoft Outlook Express and select 'Export' option under 'File' menu. You need to select 'Address Book' option and then select the format in which you need to export the address book. Next step is to select the 'Browse' button and navigate to the preferred storage location. Create a folder for the address book and click the 'Save' button. You need to then open up Windows Live Mail and select 'Contacts'. Next step is to select 'Import' option under File menu and browse to the folder to which you stored the address book. You can thus get Microsoft Outlook Express contacts imported into Windows Live Mail.
You may get a number of issues while importing Microsoft Outlook Express contacts into Windows Live Mail. It is possible that the importing steps can not be completed. It may come as a result of corruptions or incompatibilities between these applications. It is possible that the contact folder which you imported contains no items or contacts in it. This may happen as a result of the incorrect contact format. It is always good to save contacts in specified formats like CSV or Comma Separated Values.
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