Windows® Mail Export
Tips for Exporting Windows Mail
Microsoft Windows Mail export has wide range of tools which help you to exchange e-mails with friends. You can connect Windows Mail for Windows Vista to your e-mail account using POP3.It provides a guideline about how to export the e-mail messages from Windows Mail and Outlook Express. If you are setting up Windows Mail to work with Gmail for the first time you need to enable POP in Gmail and should configure your Windows Mail client. If the destination folder is not specified correctly then Windows Mail export will not proceed. The only time when Windows Mail does not ask for destination is when you chose the Microsoft Office format. Of course this is a feature that should be included in any e-mail client.
Some of the common issues and tips while exporting Microsoft Windows Mail message are:
- Steps to export
- Tips to export
- Common issues
Steps to export
On the file menu, you need to point to ‘Export’ and click on ‘Messages’. Next step is to go to ‘Windows Mail export wizard’ and click next. There you might get a message or warning, and then you need to click 'OK' for it. You have to specify which files to export by clicking all or selected folders. Finally you need to point on the file menu, and then to export and click messages.
Tips to export
Outlook does not import the PST file because you might lose all information and might corrupt your Outlook profile. Instead you could use Outlook data file and navigate to the exported PST file. Once everything is working in the correct order within Windows Mail, you can use the export function within Windows Live mail to get all your messages into Outlook.
Reinstall your Outlook temporarily and change your MAPI settings because if you try to import messages into the Outlook Express you might receive the message that messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client. Sometimes there might be problems in mail delivery. If you are setting up Windows Mail to work with Gmail for the first time you will need to enable POP in Gmail otherwise error might occur.
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