transfering mail from Outlook to my new windows live

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by rodsandmegs, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. rodsandmegs

    rodsandmegs Guest

    I have just upgraded to windows 7 and have windows live for my emails and
    calendar. How do i tranfer the information on my old computer to my new one.
    I have outlook on the old computer and want to transfer the emails and
    calndar info to the new computer. how do I do this? can i do this?
     
    rodsandmegs, Jun 30, 2010
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  2. With windows 7, because there is so many bells and whistles, I bought
    Windows 7 Bible by Jim Boyce. Although it costs $40.00 it is well worth it.
    Your question is answered in detail in the book.
     
    Kenneth D. Fletcher, Jun 30, 2010
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  3. The Windows Live Mail (WLM) program cannot import a PST file from the
    Office Outlook program.

    You have several choices. All of them require that you have a working
    version of Outlook and that the desired PST file is active in Outlook.

    1) If you have Windows XP, you can import from Outlook into Outlook
    Express (OE) and then import from Outlook Express into WLM.

    2) If you have Windows Vista you can import from Outlook into Windows
    Mail (WM) and then import from WM into WLM.

    3) Install the Outlook Connector and upload the messages to a Hotmail
    account then in WLM setup the same Hotmail account
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2003/2007/2010 Hotmail Connector overview
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102225181033.aspx

    4) How to Use IMAP to Move Messages
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=311129
    If you have access to an IMAP mail account, the procedure outlined above
    will work between any 2 mail clients that support IMAP, regardless of
    operating system. Both AOL/AIM and Gmail offer free IMAP accounts.

    Of the above options, I believe #3 is the only one that would let you
    transfer your calendar.
     
    Michael Santovec, Jun 30, 2010
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  4. rodsandmegs

    ...winston Guest

    #3. Doesn't transfer the Outlook Calendar. The presence of the Outlook Hotmail Connector(installed on OL03/07/10) allows Outlook
    to view either calendar..they remain separate. Data can be copied between calendars in Outlook***

    To transfer an Outlook calendar, publish to the web as an ics file which permits a Live ID at Calendar.live.com to subscribe or
    import the file...once done, that calendar data*** will be accessible via that(and only that) same Live ID in WLM.

    *** less some data- not all Outlook calendar fields are available in a Live Calendar

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    ....winston
    MS-MVP[Mail]
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    "Michael Santovec" wrote in message
    The Windows Live Mail (WLM) program cannot import a PST file from the
    Office Outlook program.

    You have several choices. All of them require that you have a working
    version of Outlook and that the desired PST file is active in Outlook.

    1) If you have Windows XP, you can import from Outlook into Outlook
    Express (OE) and then import from Outlook Express into WLM.

    2) If you have Windows Vista you can import from Outlook into Windows
    Mail (WM) and then import from WM into WLM.

    3) Install the Outlook Connector and upload the messages to a Hotmail
    account then in WLM setup the same Hotmail account
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2003/2007/2010 Hotmail Connector overview
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102225181033.aspx

    4) How to Use IMAP to Move Messages
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=311129
    If you have access to an IMAP mail account, the procedure outlined above
    will work between any 2 mail clients that support IMAP, regardless of
    operating system. Both AOL/AIM and Gmail offer free IMAP accounts.

    Of the above options, I believe #3 is the only one that would let you
    transfer your calendar.
     
    ...winston, Jul 3, 2010
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