Importing .pst files from Outlook into Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Gilbert, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Gilbert

    Gilbert Guest

    I just started using Windows Mail in Windows Vista Premium. I would like to
    import my old e-mails stored in .pst files in Outlook 2003 but neither
    programs offer any support for this. One (unacceptable) method to do this is
    to attach my old e-mails into a message in Outlook and mail it to another
    account in Windows Mail. Unfortunately, by this method, the received dates in
    the mail client are lost (but not the send date inside the message). Since I
    have thousands of e-mails, I need the receive dates to do searches or to
    organise my e-mail.
    Do you know of a method or software that allows Windows Mail to import
    e-mails from Outlook 2003?
    Thanks
     
    Gilbert, Oct 15, 2007
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  2. Hello Gilbert,
    I managed to do this thanks to the software called "transfert de fichiers et
    paramètres windows" in the french version of windows (something like
    "transfer of windows files and parameters"), which allows to transfer the
    totality, or just a part, following choice made, from a former computer
    under XP or Vista, to a new machine (this also works for almost all the
    files and softwares of the computer). so I found the whole of my accouts,
    adress book, mails, parameters, adustings and so on contained in my "old"
    OE, identically organised in my new WM, without doing anything more than
    following the easy instructions of that software;
    But this is a "importation-copy" of files, and I don't know if you can use
    it in the way you tell.
    You can look for "transfert de fichiers et paramètres windows" (or it's
    English version) thanks to the search bar.
    hope this can be useful to you,

    Bruno
     
    brunomodulaire, Oct 15, 2007
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  3. Gilbert

    Dave Guest

    Install Outlook 2003 on the Vista computer, copy the .pst file over.
    Open the .pst file in Outlook.
    Open Windows Mail, File - Import.

    Or, keep using Outlook 2003, as it's better.
     
    Dave, Oct 15, 2007
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  4. Gilbert

    hclarkjr Guest

    i too am in this situation and would like to import to windows mail,
    hoefully there is a solution


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    hclarkjr, Oct 15, 2007
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  5. See Dave's reply.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE, Oct 15, 2007
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  6. Gilbert

    Sam Guest

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    Sam, Oct 18, 2007
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  7. Gilbert

    Guest Guest

    Have you tried installing Outlook 2003 or a later version on the Vista
    machine?
    That should be able to import the messages more easily.
     
    Guest, Oct 19, 2007
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