import eml files into Outlook Express 6 or Windows Live Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Mister Scary, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Mister Scary

    Mister Scary Guest

    I foolishly used Thunderbird for a few days and now I wish to switch to
    Windows Live Mail. I exported the individual messages that I needed from
    Thunderbird into eml files. Now, how do I import those into Windows Live
    Mail or Outlook Express 6?

    I am using Windows XP SP3.
    Mister Scary, Aug 14, 2008
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  2. You can simply drag individual EML files into an open OE folder.
    Alternately, you may be able to import the Tbird data into Eudora Pro or
    Light (up to v3.0) and then import the Eudora data into OE.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Aug 14, 2008
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  3. Mister Scary

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    If they are eml files, you should be able to drag them into an OE folder.
    Preferably a user created one.
    Bruce Hagen, Aug 14, 2008
  4. Inappropriate crossposting removed.

    Windows Live Mail is not and has nothing to do with Outlook Express. Please
    discontinue crossposts to OE General and OE6 newsgroups when replying to
    Roseman's thread. Thanks.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 17, 2008
  5. Mister Scary

    ...winston Guest

    Your subject indicates WLM, while your post indicates WM(Windows Mail). Two different programs.
    ...winston, Sep 18, 2008
  6. If you have EML files, you can open Outlook Express (OE), Windows Mail
    (WM) or Windows Live Mail (WLM) and drag the EML files into the message
    list pane for the desired folder.

    OE does not have an import option for EML files other than the drag and
    drop as mentioned above.

    For WLM, if you have a folder tree of EML files, you can TRY file,
    Import, Messages, WLM and see if the if it likes the exported folder
    tree from Thunderbird. If it does, then look under Storage folders,
    Imported Folders for your imported messages.
    Michael Santovec, Sep 18, 2008
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