Signiifcant features of Windows® Mail that do not exist in Microsoft® Outlook Express
What are the feautres of Windows Mail? What does it have that Microsoft Outlook Express does not?
Windows Mail is a widely used e-mail program. It is the successor to Microsoft Outlook Express. This e-mail program is shipped with Windows Vista. The database design in Microsoft Outlook Express is different from that of Windows Mail. A single database structure is used in Microsoft Outlook Express and a JET database structure is used in Windows Mail. This delivers more productivity for Windows Mail. All processes in Windows Mail are faster than those in Microsoft Outlook Express. The self-cleaning mechanism in Windows Mail is also done through JET database. Windows Mail can work with mails more consistently, and thus has fewer errors. Since this uses separate storage files, an error in one file will not affect the entire database. But in Microsoft Outlook Express, failure of one file will affect the entire database.
Following points explain the method to transfer mails from Windows Mail to Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Download necessary applications
- Mail transfer between two systems
- Single system mail transfer
Download necessary applications
The initial step to transfer mails from Windows Mail to Microsoft Outlook Express is downloading of all necessary applications. You need to install Microsoft Outlook Express on the system. For this, you need to install Windows Live Essentials. Sometimes the system may fail to work with these two applications togethe, so you should ensure the necessary settings as well.
Mail transfer between two systems
You can transfer mail between two different systems. Most probably, Microsoft Outlook Express runs with Windows XP systems and Windows Mail with Windows Vista. In Windows XP Microsoft Outlook Express message folder will be hidden. You can do this with the help of 'Folder' option in 'Appearance and Themes' in 'Control Panel'. By selecting the 'View' option, you can view all the folders on your system. You need to locate Microsoft Outlook Express folder and by default, this folder will be in C: drive. You need to copy all these files and folders to a Windows Vista system and there you can import all mail with the 'Import' option.
You can transfer e-mails between Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail located on the same system. The initial step in this case is to transfer account settings from Microsoft Outlook Express to Windows Mail. After this, you can transfer e-mail messages. For this, you need to export mails from Microsoft Outlook Express with the 'Export' option. All these exported messages can be imported in Windows Mail with the 'Import' option.
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