Importing emails into Windows Mail from Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by J.Rippetoe, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. J.Rippetoe

    J.Rippetoe Guest

    I just purchased a new laptop and I am now running Windows Mail. I was using
    my wife's laptop previously and all of my business emails were being accessed
    using Outlook Express. I cannot figure out exactly how to import my messages
    from the hard-drive on my wife's laptop to my new computer. My former email
    account used a different email address and I mention that because I don't
    know if that will complicate the whole process. Any help would be
    appreciated as I am about to pull what little hair I have left, out!!
    J.Rippetoe, Jun 28, 2007
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  2. Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I], Jun 28, 2007
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  3. J.Rippetoe

    J.Rippetoe Guest

    Thank you for the help. The link you provided helped me step-by-step and I
    was able to work through the import flawlessly. Much abliged!!

    J.Rippetoe, Jul 3, 2007
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    J.Rippetoe Guest


    I have one additional question for you...Can I do the same thing with my
    contacts? Is there a link that you might be able to provide to allow me to
    do the same thing?

    Best regards,

    J.Rippetoe, Jul 3, 2007
  5. OE contacts are held in a Windows Address Book ([username].wab) file. Copy
    this file to your Vista machine where you should be able to import it.

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    Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I], Jul 7, 2007
  6. Graciously Awaiting, Oct 3, 2007
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    Victor Lee Guest

    Hello All,

    I have been using Outlook at the office all the time. But recently I left
    the company and had brought back a private outlook file that I would like to
    keep some of my communications with friends.

    Could anyone here help share how do I transfer a outlook data file to
    windows mail.

    Thank you.

    Victor Lee, Oct 4, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    If you have the .pst file, then you need to have Outlook installed in order
    to transfer the data to Windows Mail.
    Dave, Oct 4, 2007
  9. Gary VanderMolen, Oct 4, 2007
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    Susan Souter Guest

    Can only offer moral support at the moment, I am in the same boat, with a bit
    of hair left, but still needing to know how to transfer addresses from
    Outlook Express to Windows Mail. It says its possible but HOW is the all
    encompassing hair puller ............. if you find out please let me know.
    Susan Souter, Oct 22, 2008
  11. J.Rippetoe

    mac Guest

    Open the OE Address Book>its file menu>export>wab

    copy the file to thumb drive etc, stick it in the Vista machine.

    From the contacts folder, Import.
    mac, Oct 22, 2008
  12. That's all right for contacts but how do you import the recent email
    messages from Outlook Express into Microsoft email?
    Alan Charlesworth, Oct 23, 2008
  13. J.Rippetoe

    mac Guest

    See the relevant sections:
    mac, Oct 23, 2008
  14. Alan Charlesworth, Oct 23, 2008
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    Patrick Guest

    Patrick, Dec 13, 2008
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