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Importing Outlook Express mail history


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#1 zimmer46

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:30 AM

Hi all,

Iím about to install a new HDD and thought that would be the opportune time to upgrade to Windows 7 since having XP at the moment means itís a complete format anyway. I will be keeping my old HDD afterwards since this has all my data on a separate partition.

My issue is what to do about email. I see that OE is not supplied in Windows 7. Using another email client isnít a problem, and I think Thunderbird looks fairly similar in style to OE so will probably go that route. However, I have several years of filed business emails that I really need to keep and be able to access occasionally. These are retained in various folders within my OE client and I keep a copy of the OE folders and contents as part of my weekly backup.

Most of the import options assume OE is on the PC and you are therefore importing straight from OE into Thunderbird. However, as a new install my OE will be zapped and I will only have my backup files. After I install Windows 7, whatís the best way to import these OE folders and messages into a new client - is it even possible?

Hope that makes sense!

Any advice appreciated on this.

Thanks
Andrew

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:28 PM

Read this article: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...fc-9840161bc249

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:02 PM

Thanks. Transfer of all OE email completed successfully.


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