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      05-17-2013

"Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
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> "ps56k" <> wrote in message
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>> "ps56k" <> wrote in message
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>>> tnx for the pointers...
>>>
>>> I'm pretty familiar with OE,
>>> and actually moved the Store files to be under My Docs.
>>>
>>> Just not sure how the WL email software handles the Import... since I
>>> don't have it.
>>> Does it recognize the Folders info and re-create all the same structures
>>> ?
>>> Also - what about all the embedded attachements, message style
>>> formatting, etc
>>>
>>> I seem to recall another email migration where only the text came
>>> across,
>>> and it was only in pure text mode - no attachments, no formatting,
>>> nothing..
>>> That's what has me scared...
>>>
>>> Lastly - the message Store also has all the .DBX files for the
>>> "newsreader" feature..
>>> Do I need to delete all those prior to the Import, or are they just not
>>> recognized and left alone ?
>>>
>>>

>> one more thing popped into my head -
>>
>> After Importing - how are the email message headers ?
>> Is all the original email header info retained, or somehow changed during
>> the Import ?
>> ie - at least - To, From, CC, Date, Subject, etc -
>>

>
>
> Keeping in mind I don't use WLMail, but have tried it, the messages
> *should* all import fine in their respective folders. They would be found
> in Imported Folders under Storage Folders.
>
> The attachnents and formatting should be fine as long as the settings are
> the same in WLMail. Headers should be OK as well.
>
> AFAIK, Newsgroups will not import.
>
> There is a WLMail newsgroup where you will find people with more knowledge
> than I have.
>
> microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop
>
>

tnx for the info - I'll look around at the various discussions and comments.


 
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      05-17-2013
ps56k schreef:
> "Bruce Hagen" <> wrote in message
> news:kmuv50$s3i$...
>> "ps56k" <> wrote in message
>> news:kmuuff$q2n$...
>>>
>>> "ps56k" <> wrote in message
>>> news:kmuu9e$pca$...
>>>> tnx for the pointers...
>>>>
>>>> I'm pretty familiar with OE,
>>>> and actually moved the Store files to be under My Docs.
>>>>
>>>> Just not sure how the WL email software handles the Import... since I
>>>> don't have it.
>>>> Does it recognize the Folders info and re-create all the same structures
>>>> ?
>>>> Also - what about all the embedded attachements, message style
>>>> formatting, etc
>>>>
>>>> I seem to recall another email migration where only the text came
>>>> across,
>>>> and it was only in pure text mode - no attachments, no formatting,
>>>> nothing..
>>>> That's what has me scared...
>>>>
>>>> Lastly - the message Store also has all the .DBX files for the
>>>> "newsreader" feature..
>>>> Do I need to delete all those prior to the Import, or are they just not
>>>> recognized and left alone ?
>>>>
>>>>
>>> one more thing popped into my head -
>>>
>>> After Importing - how are the email message headers ?
>>> Is all the original email header info retained, or somehow changed during
>>> the Import ?
>>> ie - at least - To, From, CC, Date, Subject, etc -
>>>

>>
>>
>> Keeping in mind I don't use WLMail, but have tried it, the messages
>> *should* all import fine in their respective folders. They would be found
>> in Imported Folders under Storage Folders.
>>
>> The attachnents and formatting should be fine as long as the settings are
>> the same in WLMail. Headers should be OK as well.
>>
>> AFAIK, Newsgroups will not import.
>>
>> There is a WLMail newsgroup where you will find people with more knowledge
>> than I have.
>>
>> microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop
>>
>>

> tnx for the info - I'll look around at the various discussions and comments.
>
>


I would recommend to use Thunderbird Portable to import everything from OE.

You can first install Thunderbird Portable on the XP computer.
It will install Thunderbird the program and the profile in one folder.
http://portableapps.com/apps/interne...rbird_portable

Use Thunderbird's import wizzard to import everything from your Outlook
Express profile.Account settings,E-mail and adressbook.

When done you can copy Thunderbird Portable to an USB stick.
After that you can copy Thunderbird Portable to the new Windows 7 PC.

Tutorial:
How to Import Mail from Outlook Express in Mozilla Thunderbird.
5 pictures (Step by Step Screenshot Walkthrough)

http://email.about.com/od/mozillathu...hunderbird.htm

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