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AOL Contact Export to Outlook Express


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#1 deesyd

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 11:28 PM

I am President of a computer user group for seniors. Our community is going to Fiber Optic Internet by the end of this month. I need to help the AOL, Earthlink, MSN users figure out how to Export thier email contacts down to Outlook or Outlook Express.

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Posted 05 March 2005 - 11:44 PM

Try A call to the ISP for help/advise
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It is easier the other way (via OL &OLE)...But I would save the info in files
Some of those programs will export but each is different
I will try to get you more info on each Browser/Portal...but that is a tall issue...AOL is a world of it's own...:thumbsup: they are not my favorite people
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Backup your OE mail and news accounts.

Click Tools| Accounts, select the account to backup, and then click the Export button. This will store the account's settings in a *.iaf file at the location you specify. You can later import any *.iaf file by clicking the Import button. Your account password is stored in encrypted form in the *.iaf file. Be sure to export all mail and news accounts, and any user-created LDAP accounts you might have created. The default LDAP accounts will always be created fresh when you install or upgrade OE.

2. Backup your address book.

Open the Address Book and click Help| About Address Book to see the full path to the current *.wab file used by all your Identities. Find that file in Windows Explorer and copy it to your backup media. You can later import the backup by opening OE and clicking File| Import| Address Book.

I recommend that you create an emergency backup of the Address Book as well. Open the Address Book by double-clicking the *.wab file. Click File| Export| Other Address Book, and then click on Text File (Comma Separated Values). Click the Export button, specify a destination folder, and click Next. Select all the fields shown for a complete backup, then click Finish
The resulting *.csv file can later be imported using File| Import| Other Address Book| Text File (Comma Separated Values).
Note: If you do not see a path to a *.wab, then you have set OE to share the Contacts folder in Outlook98 or Outlook2000, and you should consult the Outlook Help file for instructions on backing up your entire Outlook *.pst file.

3 Backup your mail folders.

In OE, click Tools| Options| Maintenance| Store folder to see the path to the folder currently being used for your message store. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the Store. Copy the Folders.dbx file and all .dbx files to your backup media. It is not necessary to copy any .dbx file because OE will not import newsgroup messages, only messages in mail folders.

You must include Folders.dbx in your backup or you will be unable to import the mail folders! To restore your mail folders, open OE and click File| Import| Messages| OE5 (or OE6 if OE5 is not listed)| Message store directory, then browse to the folder containing your old messages. Do not copy the backup files into the current OE message store or the import will fail. If you saved your backup on a CD or a networked drive, you will need to copy the backup to your hard disk and verify that none of the *.dbx files are marked as "read only", or the import will fail

Edited by psb, 06 March 2005 - 09:09 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2005 - 11:58 PM

I am President of a computer user group for seniors.  Our community is going to Fiber Optic Internet by the end of this month.  I need to help the AOL, Earthlink, MSN users figure out how to Export thier email contacts down to Outlook or Outlook Express.

Can Anyone help us??  <

deesyd

Actually the easiest way is to go to each mail help sections ...it should give export & saving info

You need to save the file extensions...so go to properties to view the extensions
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For example in Outlook they are saved as *.pst file
Once the files are found save them on a disk
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The Address book in outlook Express is in the WAB folder etc
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Outlook Info
Importing & exporting contacts etc
Outlook Express Tutorial

Edited by psb, 06 March 2005 - 12:21 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2005 - 12:07 AM

To Import E-mail Account Settings
OutLook Tutorial
1. On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Mail Account Settings. 2. Select the e-mail client you want to import and click Next. 3. The settings for the e-mail account will appear. To accept these settings, select Accept Settings, and then click Next. Go to step 5. 4. To change any of the settings, select Change Settings, and then click Next. Use the Internet Connection Wizard to step through the settings for the e-mail account. Make any changes you want and click Next. 5. On the Completion page, click Finish. 6. To see the account information, on the Tools menu, click Accounts.

Edited by psb, 06 March 2005 - 12:10 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2005 - 12:34 AM

Access an AOL Email Account with Outlook Express

Outlook Express Tips, Tricks and Secrets

Edited by psb, 06 March 2005 - 12:36 AM.





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