Methods to transfer e-mail from Windows® Mail to Windows® Live Mail
What are the different ways to transfer e-mail from Windows Mail to Windows Live Mail?
Windows Mail is a widely used e-mail program. It is the successor of Microsoft Outlook Express. This e-mail program is shipped with Windows Vista. This e-mail program has got a new interface, and is reliable. There is also a junk e-mail filter, for blocking spam. By simply using newsgroup feature, you will be able to manage newsgroups. This e-mail program can be used for composing, retrieving and managing e-mail messages. E-mail services like Gmail, Hotmail, and AOL can also be used in this. Windows Live Mail is also an e-mail program. It is the successor of Windows Mail. But this has got more functions and features when compared to Windows Mail. Windows Mail often comes with Windows Vista and Windows Live Mail is a different version. Windows Live Mail is the exact replacement of Microsoft Outlook Express and includes more features than Windows Mail.
Following points explain the method to transfer mails from Windows Mail to Windows Live Mail:
- Download necessary applications
- Transfer mail accounts
- Transfer e-mail
Download necessary applications
The initial step to start transferring mail from Windows Mail to Windows Live Mail is downloading all necessary applications. You first need to install Windows Live Mail on the system. For this, you need to install Windows Live Essentials. Sometimes the system may fail to work with these two applications together. So you should ensure the necessary settings are configured.
Transfer mail accounts
Before transferring e-mail from Windows Mail to Windows Live Mail, you need to transfer e-mail accounts. This is possible with the 'Accounts' option from 'Tools' menu. You can now see the 'Internet Accounts' option in a pop-up Window and from there you need to select the e-mail account that you need to export. The settings will be stored in the .iaf file and you can transfer each account separately. After all this, you need to open Windows Live Mail account and with 'Import' option, you can import the accounts.
After transferring e-mail accounts from Windows Mail to Windows Live Mail, you can then transfer e-mail messages. For this, you need to open 'Export' option from 'Tools' menu. For the item to be transferred, you need to select the 'Messages' option. You can then select each message and all of them can be transferred to Windows Live Mail. Then, you need to open 'Import' option in Windows Live Mail and you can import those messages into Windows Live Mail.
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