Benefits of migrating from Outlook Express to Microsoft® Windows® Mail
How to migrate from Outlook Express to Microsoft Windows 7 Live Mail?
Outlook Express and Microsoft Windows 7 Live Mail are two e-mail clients used by Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. These are used for different e-mailing applications like storing messages and sending and receiving mails, keeping contacts etc. Microsoft Windows 7 Live Mail has been added with more features than the Outlook Express. It has new interfaces, RSS feeds, better picture management and offline access to contact list features. You may like to use Microsoft Windows 7 Live Mail in your system. But, before you start to use the Windows 7 Live Mail, you need to migrate all your important data from Outlook Express to Microsoft Windows 7 Live Mail.
Following points mention details about migrating from Outlook Express to Windows 7 Live Mail:
- Need to migrate
- Migrate messages
- Migrate contacts
Need to migrate
You may be using Outlook Express for your e-mailing applications for a long time. You may have stored much of your personal data like calendar, address and contacts in the Outlook Express. As you install the latest Windows Mail in the system, you may not get any of these data in the new e-mail client. So, you need to migrate all needed data from the Outlook Express to Windows Mail as you start to use it.
You need to migrate all e-mails or messages from Outlook Express to Microsoft Windows Mail. For this, you need to make the Outlook Express mail storage folder visible. Now, you need to run Outlook Express and paste its storage location to Run command box. You need to then select the 'Outlook Express' folder and copy it to memory and an external media. You can then launch Windows Live Mail and select Microsoft Outlook Express in 'Windows Live Import Wizard'. Select the Outlook Express backup media and folders to be imported. It will create a backup for all messages to the Windows Mail.
Next step is to migrate contacts from Outlook Express to Windows Mail. For this, you need to navigate to 'Export' and click 'Address Book' which is located in Outlook Express File menu. After that you need to select the 'Format' of Address book and browse the folder to address which has to be stored. In the Windows Mail Contacts window, you need to select the 'Import' option and browse the folder containing address. This can copy all addresses to the Windows Mail.
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