Tips to export e-mail messages and contacts from Microsoft® Outlook Express to Windows® Live Mail
How to export e-mail messages and contacts from Microsoft Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail?
Microsoft Outlook Express is a news and e-mail client from Microsoft. Windows Live Mail is also an e-mail client developed by Microsoft. The data in Microsoft Outlook Express can be exported to Windows Live Mail in different ways. Download and install Windows Live Mail on the computer. All the mail, contacts and settings will be automatically exported to Windows Live Mail as you start Windows Live Mail. Microsoft Outlook Express will be removed from the 'Start' menu even though you will have it still installed on your system. New shortcuts will have to be created in order to use Microsoft Outlook Express. All data gets automatically exported at the instant Windows Live Mail is installed. This can also be done using the ‘Export and import’ function of both the programs.
Discussed below are some points that can help the users to have a clear idea on Microsoft Outlook Express export to Windows Live Mail:
- Using a drive or CD
- By converting into Comma Separated Values (CSV) format
- Tips to keep in mind
Using a drive or CD
Open the Microsoft Outlook Express and go to ‘File’. Select ‘Export’ and then select the messages or contacts that are to be transferred. After that insert a CD to the CD drive or plug in any removable media and copy all those data to that CD or the removable drive inserted to the computer. Then open the Windows Live mail and import them to Windows Live Mail by selecting ‘Messages’ from ‘Import’ in the ‘File’ menu.
By converting into Comma Separated Values (CSV) format
For exporting data in Microsoft Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail save the address book in Microsoft Outlook Express to standard CSV format and then export it to Windows Live Mail. Select 'Export' from the text file and move the folder in which the values are stored by browsing. Click 'Save file' after naming the CSV file and select the items to be exported by putting a check mark. When the export is complete click 'Finish'. Copy and move the CSV Outlook Express items that are saved by e-mail. A flash drive can also serve the purpose. Open Windows Live Mail e-mail and select 'Contacts' from 'Go' menu and choose CSV from 'Import'. Then browse and find the folder in which Outlook Express CSV file is placed. Double click and open the folder. Select the fields for import and thus complete the export function.
You must move the e-mail accounts before you export the mails from Microsoft Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail. You should also make sure that the processor, RAM and hard disk used are of the required capacity so that the application can be successfully completed. It is also recommended to backup the data so there will be no loss of data even if there occurs any error while exporting is done. The time taken for the completion of the export depends on the number of e-mails that are to be transferred.
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