Exporting Windows Mail messages to Outlook explorer not working.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by diablo333911, May 15, 2008.

  1. diablo333911

    diablo333911 Guest

    I recently got Windows XP, because I remember it being alot better tha
    Vista. I have one problem, I can't seem to export my Windows Mai
    messages to Outlook Express Format. I get the error "An error occure
    while initializing MAPI". Now, I have heard that I accually need Outloo
    Express to fix this error. If anyone can confirm that, and show me wher
    to download Outlook Express, that would be awesome. Thank
     
    diablo333911, May 15, 2008
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  2. diablo333911

    Guest Guest

    Problems using MAPI need Outlook, not Outlook Express, installed.
    Outlook is available as part of some, but not all, of the Microsoft
    Office software packages.

    http://us1.trymicrosoftoffice.com/default.aspx?re_ms=oo&culture=en-US

    As far as I know, MAPI is only used in Windows Mail if you try to
    import or export messages for Outlook, not Outlook Express.

    Outlook Express won't install or run under Vista, although I believe some
    versions of it have been available for download.
     
    Guest, May 15, 2008
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  3. Don't export the mail. Windows Mail saves email messages as discrete .EMF
    files; copy these files from Windows Mail's storage folders onto a portable
    device or CD, take that to the XP machine, start XP and open Outlook
    Express, browse to your portable device or CD with Windows Explorer, then
    drag and drop these .EMF files into open Outlook Express folders - .EMF is
    the native file format for OE, so they drop right in. As Robert points out,
    the error you're getting is from trying to export to Office Outlook, which
    uses a totally different methodology for storing email. Exporting to Office
    Outlook requires that it be installed to handle this special format; with
    Outlook Express, the format is the same for individual messages, so you just
    drag and drop.

    Hal
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    Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I], May 16, 2008
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  4. diablo333911

    Guest Guest

    Doesn't Windows Mail save the messages as .eml files, not .emf files?
     
    Guest, May 16, 2008
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  5. Yes, it does...maybe I'll learn how to type one day. :-/ Bad case of CRS
    syndrome, what can I say? Thanks for the correction.

    Hal
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    Hal Hostetler, CPBE --
    Senior Engineer/MIS -- MS MVP-Print/Imaging -- WA7BGX
    http://www.kvoa.com -- "When News breaks, we fix it!"
    KVOA Television, Tucson, AZ. NBC Channel 4
    Live at Hot Licks - www.badnewsbluesband.com
     
    Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I], May 16, 2008
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