Importing .pst Files to Windows® Mail
What are the points that should be kept in mind while importing .pst files to Windows Mail from other e-mail clients?
Windows Mail is a program which has been developed by Microsoft Corporation. Windows Mail is the successor of Microsoft Outlook Express and has been equipped with lots of interesting and amazing features. You can subscribe to RSS feeds from different websites and deliver them to your inbox with the help of the Windows Live Mail. It also provides you an opportunity to read your e-mail when you are offline. You can send lot of photos without clogging up other inbox with the help of Windows Mail. It also has the ability to setup POP3 and IMAP e-mail account.
Following are the tips to import .pst files to Windows Mail from any other e-mail client and the points to be kept in mind while doing so:
- Importance of .pst files
- Tips to import .pst files
- Points to remember
Importance of .pst files
The .pst file is very necessary as it includes the e-mail address and folders. Thus, when the files like e-mail messages are added to the .pst files, its file size is automatically adjusted by mail client. When the mail is deleted, the size of the .pst files would remain the same. During computing, the .pst files are used as a proprietary file format which is used for storing the copies of messages, calendar, and other events within the Microsoft.
Tips to import .pst files
In order to import .pst files to Windows Mail from any other e-mail client, you need to follow certain steps. First, you would have to open Windows Live Mail. Then, you need to click on the 'File' menu which is at the top of the Windows Mail. After that, click on 'Import' followed by clicking on 'Messages'. Then, you need to select the e-mail client from the 'Select Program list' and click 'Next' so as to import the .pst files. You need to select your profile name and folder in the 'Choose Profile Window' and 'Choose Folder Window'. Finally, you need to click on 'Finish' to complete the process.
While importing data, it is always recommended to keep the back up of it, as there are chances of losing your data. You can backup your data either to a CD or a USB drive. Saving your data in a hard drive will prevent it from being lost if you encounter any error while importing the .pst files.
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