Importing Old E-Mails from MO 2000 into WLM MAPI error

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by kcoop1637, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. kcoop1637

    kcoop1637 Guest

    I have a new PC with Windows Vista Student Edition and WLM installed. I did
    a backup.pst file from my old PC running Windows 98SE using MO 2000. But
    when I click on Import from Vista's WLM, I get an error code "Messages Can
    Not Be Imported from the MAPI client""An Error Has Occured".

    Not sure what I'm doing wrong?
    kcoop1637, Mar 11, 2008
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  2. kcoop1637

    Ildhund Guest

    I can't find the thread just now, but I'm fairly certain that the import
    function for Outlook messages doesn't work with Outlook 2000. What others
    have done is to import Outlook messages into Outlook Express on the old PC,
    then imported from OE's .dbx files to WLMail. This required installing
    WLMail on the old box, but if yours is running W98, you won't be able to do

    You may be able to drag your messages from OE to Explorer folders on the W98
    box (this should convert them to individual .eml files), copy those folders
    to your new machine and then drag messages from them into WLMail. Tedious,
    but effective. If you have *hundreds* of messages, don't drag more than 50
    or 100 at a time into WLMail, and give the app time to do its housekeeping
    before dragging the next lot.

    Please post back with your experiences.
    Ildhund, Mar 11, 2008
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    Ron Sommer Guest

    The procedure is to import the Outlook folders (messages) into Outlook
    Then, move the OE store folder to Vista, import into WLM.
    This does not require installing WLM on the old pc.
    Ron Sommer, Mar 11, 2008
  4. kcoop1637

    Ildhund Guest

    Thanks, Ron. I'll remember next time.

    Ildhund, Mar 11, 2008
  5. kcoop1637

    Ron Sommer Guest

    I would have to have said, I'll *try* to remember next time. :)
    Ron Sommer, Mar 11, 2008
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