Solved Can I import email folders from Live Mail into Outlook 2007

July 30, 2014 at 01:07:28
Specs: Windows 7, i7, 4 gig RAM
Hi all.

My question is, can I import all my email folders from Live Mail to Outlook 2007?

I have been toying with this move for some time now, but to do this I need to move some 20 od folders.

Is this possible

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#1
July 30, 2014 at 05:42:27
import windows live mail into outlook 2007
http://is.gd/UQWToM

export windows live mail into outlook 2007
http://is.gd/dq3Vio


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#2
July 30, 2014 at 17:57:39
Excellent, thank you.

Just one more question if possible. Where in the C drive directory can I find the messages and email?

Regards,

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#3
July 30, 2014 at 18:08:09
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Probably here.
C:\Users\<userlogin>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail
windows live mail directory
http://is.gd/qLYAAL
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...

outlook 2007 mail directory
http://is.gd/IqubuF


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#4
July 30, 2014 at 23:13:58
Ooops! Sorry I meant to say, "in Outlook 2007", where are the messages and folders stored, not WLM.

Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#5
July 30, 2014 at 23:19:41
"Ooops! Sorry I meant to say, "in Outlook 2007"
No problem, that's why I googled both.

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#6
July 31, 2014 at 00:46:31
Thanks Johnw.

I think I now have all the info that I require. I now have to convince my wife that Outlook is better that WLM and it is in both our interest and to preserve our sanity that we change to the Outlook email client.

Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#7
July 31, 2014 at 01:08:17
"I now have to convince my wife that Outlook is better that WLM"
I don't use either, have tried both & also lean towards Outlook.

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#8
July 31, 2014 at 03:13:18
You can use both as long as you have set up M$ Office\Outlook to use the pop3 account accordingly. I have hotmail (remember that, it was nice and simple...) and a yahoo account that both come in via Outlook 2010 (and an iPad...).

The only issue is that if you send mail via Office\Outlook then it doesn't appear in the sent mail folder on the pop3 version of that account; and visa-versa. With some pop3 accounts (yahoo at least) you can sync the two sets of inboxes etc. you'll have (on-line and in Office\Outlook) to mirror one another.


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#9
July 31, 2014 at 04:28:49

Hi there.

I am now somewhat confused by your last post, I will try and explain, and hopefully without confusing you :)

I have no intention of linking any email service, Yahoo or Gmail to Outlook 2007.

I would be using it as a separate email client.

It is my intention to set up Outlook as a POP 3 account. I would be doing this by using/transcribing, (read as writing down on a piece of paper) the WLM POP3 setting and then copying these WLM settings to use with Outlook.

These settings are the ones supplied by my ISP when I first set up my WLM.

Now to my confusions:

Are you saying that after Outlook has been setup with the POP3 settings and I send an email from Outlook, this sent email would not show up in my Outlook Sent folder?

Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#10
July 31, 2014 at 05:12:34
If you send email via Office\Outlook app on your computer - it will be in the sent folder there. However it will NOT also show in sent folder for the on-line (pop3) site itself for that pop3 account. And anything "sent" via the on-line pop3 site itself will likewise be in the sent folder there - but not in the Office\Outlook sent folder.

Hope that clarifies it... It's even more confusing if the pop3 account is Outlook.com... and one is discussing Office\Outlook (often simply referred to as "Outlook"...) and the pop3 Outlook... One can get very confused and mixed up between the two "outlooks"...

Yahoo, Google, Outlook(.com) are all pop3 accounts. And as above one can configure Office]\Outlook to access any pop3 account to send/receive etc. as though you were on-line; but with the distinction that Office\Outlook and the pop3 on-line site each has its own separate sent folder.


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#11
July 31, 2014 at 17:28:32
Hi there.

Well trvir, you are right. It is very confusing.

All that I hope to achieve is a simple replacement of WLM with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. No frills, whistles or bells.

Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#12
August 3, 2014 at 23:36:53
Hi all

At last I found a simple way to Move email messages from Windows Live Mail into Microsoft Outlook

This gem was buried deep in an M$ help article, I quote:

This process moves Windows Live Mail directly into your Outlook mail files.

1. Open Microsoft Outlook

2. Open Windows Live Mail

3. In the Windows Live Mail window, click the FILE button and select EXPORT and then select EMAIL MESSAGES

4. Select MICROSOFT EXCHANGE as the format and then click NEXT

5. You will see a message that all email will be exported to Microsoft Outlook or MIcrosoft Exchange, click OK to continue

6. You can export all email folders or select the appropriate folders that you want to export using the SELECT FOLDERS option

7. After you select the appropriate option, click OK and wait for the export process to be completed

8. When the EXPORT COMPLETE dialog box appears, click FINISH

NOTE: this process can take some time, depending on the number of messages that you are exporting. (I sent my folders over in small packets and verified the transition in Outlook before I proceeded to the next package to be sent)

IMPORTANT: Exporting Windows Live Mail or Outlook Express mail to Outlook 2013 requires that Outlook 2013 be 32bit. For more information, please refer to, "Issues moving Internet Mail and addresses to Outlook 2013 (64bit)"

I hope this will be as helpful for some other user as it was for me.

Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"

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#13
August 6, 2014 at 17:55:12
computing.net should have an option to pick your own answers when a solution is found, I'm surprised that feature has not been implemented yet. Congratulations on solving your post , it is encouraging to see Janset ....

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#14
August 6, 2014 at 18:15:06
Hi there.

An interesting item that I think is worth mentioning. In my last post under the heading of "Important" it is said that:

" requires that Outlook 2013 be 32bit."

My operating system is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, yet when I go to the Control Panel and locate the Mail folder, it is displayed as "Mail (32bit)"

Interesting.......

Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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