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A: windows mail (old installed on win7) export to outlook 2010

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do you want to export wlm to outlook 2010?
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please explain what you want to do

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My computer was recently automatically updated by MS. The updates took a really time to install. Prior to the updates I had no issues with backing up/exporting .pst files in Outlook 2010. Post update I can no longer back up/export a .pst file. Every time I attempt it Outlook freezes and give me "not responding" errors. It never comes back from freezing and has to manually ended. I never had these issues prior to the update.

Also, I noticed that it appears to be creating additional "outlook data files."

The other problem is that the search function is now slow as molasses on a semi-hot southern day. Prior to the updates there were no issues with searching email. Now, it takes forever.

Help, please!

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I have an Windows (Vista) notebook with outlook 2007, and now I have an new notebook with Windows 8.1. Where I want to export my mail & contact to Windows live mail, how can I import this in WLM on my other notebook?

I already have configure my mail on WLM where I can receive and send messages. I tried something with the program Mailstore 8 but my mail is now on another computer.

I also find this link: how to export mail,calendar contact in outlook to windows live mail clientWith the "Outlook Conversion Application" solution but is this possible on different computers and has WLM an import function?

A:Export mail and contacts from Outlook 2007 to Windows live mail 2012?

Don I might be way off track here mate but was the Outlook account the same email address as you have set up in WLM?

Just a thought you might try adding an account to WLM using the old address and password. I did this with my old account from my service provider then went to a Hotmail account.
Now admittedly it was still within WLM but worth a try.

What I will do is try and add my work account (Outlook) to my WLM and see if it works.

PS It added the account but I have to get the POP and STMP settings right first.

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hi guys

how would one go about exporting outlook express 6 inbox outbox etc
to windows vista mail...is it easy?

any clue

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I have a computer (A) with outlook 2002 & another computer (B) with microsoft mail (MM). Both computers are vista & i want to export from outlook & import to microsoft mail. I have sharing set up on my network & have exported my 'personal folder' from computer 'A' to 'B'. Now when I try to import in MM the message I get is 'No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open. Please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open'.

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I have a POP email account set up in Outlook Express on my old computer running XP. I have a new computer running Windows 8 and have set up Windows Essentials Live Mail with that same POP account but it obviously hasn't been able to download all of my old messages that are still in Outlook Express. How can I transfer these messages from Outlook Express to the new computer with Live Mail?

Also, How can I transfer my contacts list from Outlook Express to Live Mail without having to manually create new individual entries for each contact?

A:Export Outlook Express (XP) to Windows Essentials Live Mail (W8)

please follow this link, it should be ok, if not then your best option is to export to outlook and then import from outlook to live mail.



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I am having trouble trying to find the best way to do this.

On one laptop I am using Outlook 2007 on Windows XP Professional and need to get the emails and contacts from here to my new laptop which is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, which uses Windows Live Mail.

What would be the best way to do this?

Thanks very much


A:How do I import/export emails from Outlook 2007 to Windows Live Mail?

Hi sophi, welcome to 7F!

Have you already tried, what did you run into?

Found this link that offers two solutions: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...ve-mail-client

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I am attempting to find add-ons for Outlook 2010. This is what I need the add-on to do:
Export an email from Outlook onto our server, and into a job folder.
Save file with date email was received, not exported out of Outlook, and subject line.

A:Outlook 2010/export emails from outlook to CSV folder with received date and subject

Why not drag and drop the email to the file system?

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It gives me the option to export to CSV only. Any idea why it doesnt show exporting to PST but it will show importing from?

A:Outlook 2010 . No option to export to PST?

Have a read through this MS websites to see if it helps you.


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How do I export accounts, folders and messages from Windows Live Mail (Version 2011, Build 15.4.3538.0513) and import them into Outlook 2010?

A:Export from WLM 2011 to Outlook 2010

Migrate from Outlook Express or Windows (Live) Mail to Outlook | HowTo-Outlook

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I want to export my contacts to an external Excel file. When I go through the wizard, the process stops as the ODBCJI32.dll driver cannot be loaded. I can find it on my machine - in c:\windows\syswow64 folder.

I am running Win 7N Professional - 64 bit.

A:Outlook 2010 Export - ODBCJI32.DLL required

You could try a file system check and repair:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I have 584 emails from my wife who died recently. They are in a folder in Outlook 2010. This computer is BADLY in need of replacement and I would like to export (save) all these 584 on a flash drive or an enternal drive so I can re-install them on a new computer (into Outlook 2010 on the new machine). Can this be done and how?
Thanks so much - this means a great deal to me.
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I want to export all my contacts in Outlook 2010 to Excel. Suggestions?

Why: I am fairly sure my outlook file is corrupt. I cannot see my contacts in category view as I did when I had the same program in WinXP (I upgraded to Win7.) After 8 months, the first category appeared in the Current View box, but no others. I can see the categories in list view. I thought I would find some errors when I export them to a file I can edit.

Alternatively, is there any way to view the main Outlook file, (.pst?) in an external editor?

A:How to export Outlook 2010 contacts to Excel?

Sorry folks, found the export under "open."

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Hello folks,

I know with pop3 account it's quite easy: export everything to .PST and import with new computer. Is something like this possible with Exchange server accounts?

Last time I tried (importing PST into Outlook exchange account) import went ok, all emails were there, calendar notes, tasks... but the moment I was online, laptop started to sync everything from scratch - resulting in duplicate emails.

Reason why I want to do this is to avoid long time waiting for sync everything. In my case (PST file created was 7GB), I need to leave laptop overnight, sometimes 18-20 hours to sync all emails (as I live in EU and our company emails are at Exchange server in US). Internet speed is ok I guess (8MB per second), but I'm losing almost 2 days to sync everything.

That's the main reason I'm pushed back re-installing laptop sometimes.

Is there a way to export all emails to HDD (PST or OST file maybe) and then import everything into fresh version of Outlook without side effects (sync and double emails)?

EDIT: I have looked into this link:

I'll give it a try.


A:Export Outlook 2010 Exchange content from one computer to another?


NOT an easy task!

I have copied .ost file from old computer to new one (into correct location). However starting Outlook gives me following message:

Outlook is using an old copy of your Offline Folder File (.ost) Exit Outlook and Delete the .ost file, and restart Outlook. A new file will be automatically created the next time you initiate a send/receive.

This is exactly what I'm trying to avoid! Have no idea how to make .ost file work with new computer


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Hard drive died so decided to installl windows 7 on new hard drive.

OOPS, no email.

Was using outlook on vista. Can I upgrade to new outlook 2010. Or what is windows mail or windows live mail like.

Any advice appreciated/

A:Help - Windows Mail or Windows Mail Live or Outlook 2010


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I?m in the process of building up a new desktop system in parallel with my current desktop system, which is still being actively used until the new system is ready. I?m upgrading the new system to Windows 7 Professional x64 from the Windows 7 Home Premium x64 currently installed on the old active desktop system. Other than that change, I?m re-installing and re-activating all the software from the old system onto the new system.
My question concerns Outlook 2010. Since Microsoft took away their simple email client, Windows Mail, I?ve been forced to use Outlook 2010 for my personal home use. Over time, by hiding this function and re-arranging that, I?ve been able to simplify the Outlook GUI to a tolerable level for my personal home use. Of course, when I re-installed Office Professional 2010 Plus with Outlook on the new system, all the useless (for me) bells and whistles are back and I have to also set up my email accounts all over again.
I know how to export and import all my email and Address Book data, but is there any relatively simple way to export from the old system and import to the new system all the GUI and email account settings so Outlook will look and act exactly the same on the new system at first use without any tinkering?

A:Import & Export Outlook 2010 GUI & email acct. settings to new system

Windows Mail came with Vista after Microsoft discontinued Outlook Express. On Win7 and Win8/8.1 I've had better success with Windows Live Mail, part of Windows Essentials, than with Outlook for most folks. An issue with one yesterday on Win8.1 and its Mail was that for ease it worked best to have a Microsoft account such as Hotmail.com or Outlook.com so I removed that tile and setup Windows Live Mail to use with his local ISP account. Now if you are confused by names, join the crowd, Microsoft seems to love confusing us like they did with Works and Works Suite.
Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials
You can choose not to install all of the applications.

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I need a good email program as I am tired of logging on just to check if there are new emails. I know that Outlook is considered the numero uno program for managing emails, but I've also heard of Windows Live Mail, that it is the reincarnation of Outlook Express which personally I've never liked and never used, is considered quite capable of getting the job done, and it is also free, unlike the quite expensive Outlook 2010 (as a part of the whole Office 2010 pack).

So, why do I need a costly program for handling emails if I can get one for free? Why do people praise Outlook so much when they have a free alternative?

Any help will be appreciated.


A:Outlook 2010 vs Windows Live Mail

I have been using an email cliient since windows 98 and it has always been the client that came with the OS; Outlook Express, Windows Mail and now Windows Live Mail and never a problem. Lets think about this, its used to check mail, if it does that its good enough. People that say too slow, mail missing, does not work is just in peoples minds; it works fine. In answer to your question, I would suggest that you use any of these fine clients; bottom line they are all the same
Before, I get the response that Windows Live Mail does not come with the system, I know that.

Any of these will suit your needs.

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Have a small problem.
When exporting mail files out from express and then copying across to another machine to import as a pst to outlook, it does not read. Can one export as a pst format or does one have to do something else?
thanks guys

A:export outlook express mail to outlook.

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I have a user who has been mandated to switch to our corporate Exchange server and Microsoft Oulook. I was able to convert the address book over with no problems, but I'm struggling with the mail. Is there a way to export messages from Thunderbird (1.0.5) to Outlook 2000? If not, we're going to have him upgraded to Outlook 2003 in the next week or so (hopefully), and I'm hoping it will make the transition that much easier.

From what I've read, Thunderbird doesn't have a true "export" function, that it leaves it up to the importing application. However, I have found no way to tell Outlook where to look for the mail files (which in Thunderbird have "no extension").

Any help? Thanks in advance.

A:How? Export Thunderbird Mail to Outlook

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I've got an old PC running WinXP and I have always used OE 6 on it but I DO have Outlook 2007 loaded onto the same machine.

I want to migrate all my email and address book to my new machine running Win 7 Ultimate x64.

I know I can either IMPORT the emails with Outlook 2007 from OE... OR... I can EXPORT the emails using using OE 6.... correct ?

I read somewhere that if I used the Import function I woul dlose the date/time stamp on my old emails. Is that true ?

So... what is better ? To Import the OE emails thru Outlook and then back the pst up and move it to my new machine.... or us e the Export function on EO to try to export the email to Outlook ?

How about my address book ?

And once I get the email and addresses into Outlook 2007 on my old machine, should I use a Memory stick to move them to the new machine or try to use the Windows Easy Transfer and an easy transfer cable (which I already have) ?

Thanks for any advice.


A:Import or Export OE mail to Outlook ?


Just a quick fly by......

Some links below for you to peruse .

Migrate from Outlook Express or Windows (Live) Mail to Outlook | HowTo-Outlook

Importing and Exporting Address Books in MS Outlook 2007 | Information Technologies | University of Calgary

Copy Outlook Express address book contacts to Outlook - Outlook - Office.com

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I have several categories in my contact list. I want to export one list from a category to Excel. Any way I can do this? I don't want the whole list of my contacts!

A:outlook express mail export

if not - you could export then all and then filter in excel or sort and delete all the unwanted entries

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I'm trying to help a friend who has just installed Office 2016 on her computer, which was recently upgraded from Win7 to Win10.

She's been using Outlook.com and has accumulated a fair amount of email, contacts and calendar appointments. I've managed to get her email to show up by adding it to Outlook 2016 as a POP3 account. I was able to import her contacts into Outlook 2016 from a file called OutlookContacts.csv. Now I'm trying to get her calendar with all its many calendars and appointments into Outlook 2016.

I'm not sure why but the appointments all show up just fine in Mail and Calendar for Windows 10, even though we did nothing to put them there (as far as we know). But she'd like them to appear when she clicks on the Calendar in Outlook 2016 and I can't find any information on how to do that. I've also looked for some kind of Export function in the Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 app but I came up empty.

How do I get her calendar into Outlook 2016?

I can't be the only one who finds Microsoft *awful* at documenting this kind of basic functionality. Millions of people must have tried to do the same thing before me but if there's any information out there on how to do this, it has eluded me so far....

A:Export calendar from Mail and Calendar for Windows 10 to Outlook 2016?

You can manually export calendars from Outlook.com using a round-a-bout method I posted at this link. However, I don't think that's going to help you because what you really want to do is set up Outlook 2016 so that her email, calendar and contacts sync with (and stay in sync with) her Outlook.com account.

Therefore, instead of setting email up as a POP account and then importing calendar, contacts, etc. separately, why not just setup Outlook 2016 to work with her Outlook.com account? I haven't done it with Outlook 2016, only older Outlook versions that used Hotmail Connector, however the following instructions for Outlook 2016 seem fairly straight forward.

If she has two-factor authentication switched on for her Outlook.com account, then you may need to generate an app password from her Outlook.com account, and use that as the password instead of the actual Microsoft Account password.


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I just bought a new laptop because my old one was fried.

So I am using Windows 7 and bought Outlook 2010 to use for emails. Anyone know how I can import all of my old emails saved, account settings, etc, from Windows Mail on Vista? I have it all stored on an external harddrive. Tried to follow the steps that Outlook 2010 provides and it doesn't work.

Anyone have an idea?

A:Importing Emails into Outlook 2010 from Windows Mail

As for the Account settings, I would just reenter them manually.

I do NOT have 2010 installed, so I can not help with the others.

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For the last week or so, my emails are not syning with either Outlook 2010, or the Windows Mail App. I am using Hotmail (yes i know, still?)

I got an email from Microsoft, saying something along the lines of "remove and then re-add your account", which i have done.

This is a copy and paste of the email


In the next few weeks we?ll be making some updates that will impact your @outlook.com, @hotmail, @live, or @msn email account. Those changes will prevent your email from getting delivered to the Outlook desktop application you use. When you notice that you stop receiving messages, simply follow these two steps:

For Outlook 2003 customers:

Remove your email account from your Outlook 2003 desktop application

Re-add your email account to your Outlook 2003 desktop application

For Outlook 2007 customers:

Remove your email account from your Outlook 2007 desktop application

Re-add your email account to your Outlook 2007 desktop application

For Outlook 2010 customers:

Remove your email account from your Outlook 2010 desktop application

Re-add your email account to your Outlook 2010 desktop application

When the update happens, you may not be able to refer back to this email in your Outlook desktop application. We recommend bookmarking or saving the two links (remove a... Read more

A:Outlook 2010, and Windows Mail App wont sync

Solve the problem-

i found out out i was running 32 Bit Microsoft Office. I have a 64 Bit System. Removed, then reisntalled the 64 Bit version.
I then updated to make sure i have Office 2010 Service Pack 2 isntalled.

Not sure if this was the root of the problem. but my Outlook 2010 is now working again. I really dont use the Windows Mail App, so i dont know if that was fixed or not.

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I have 2 64 bit machines
On my XP machine im trying to export WLM then importing to Outlook 2010 on my windows 7 machine

First off when exporting on XP machine:
Open Windows Live Mail.
In the Windows Live Mail window, click the File button and select ?Export? and then select ?Email messages?.
Select ?Microsoft Exchange? as the format and then click Next.
You will see a message that all email will be exported to Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange, click Ok to continue.
You can export all email folders or select the appropriate folders that you want to export by using the ?Select folders? option.
After you select the appropriate option, click OK and wait for the export process to be completed.
When the ?Export Complete? dialog box appears, click ?Finish?.
Now..... Where does it export these too??? I cant find it anywhere...and it doesnt give me an option to choose...

A:exporting Windows Live mail to outlook 2010

you have to save the exported emails in CSV format as mentioned here Export emails and contacts from Windows Live mail to outlook 2010 - Microsoft Answers and while importing, import them as 'Tab separated file (Windows). there may be other options, not that im sure of, but i'll look for more.


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How do I Export then Import my inbox/mail, sent mail, & contacts (everything) from one computer to another.

A:Export/Import: Mail/Contacts From Outlook

It all depends on what e-mail program you are using. If you are using outlook then you want to copy your *.pst files and *.pab files. *.pab files is your personal address book. Hopefully you created a *.pst files, this is your personal folders. if not then you can either create one or export it. you can also export your calender too.

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When using the Import on Outlook Express 6, I can't find my Netscape 7.2 mail on my C drive.

Is there step by step help anywhere?


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I am totally not sure whether I am posting under the right category or not. I just need a solution to transfer emails from my previous windows laptop to the new mac that I have bought a couple of days ago. I need to transfer email data and folders from outlook 2010 to apple mail in mac. I have transferred almost all the data that I need to mac but the mail migration is the problem that I am stuck into.

I have have high hopes that I'll find my solution here or please guide me to where should I post if this is not the accurate place for this query.


A:How to import Windows outlook 2010 files in Mac apple mail?

I'm also not sure, but moved the thread from Windows 7 to Web & Email because I think you have a better chance of getting an answer here.

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I currently use Windows Live Mail.
I was looking at "Office Home and Student 2010" and "Office Home and Business 2010" (1 user license).
Business has Outlook, where as Student doesn't.
Is Outlook "better" in any way than WLM?

A:Outlook 2010 vs. Windows Live Mail (Office suite)

Outlook is a paid program so it will have more functionality than WLM, but they will both have their ups and downs. Either you use free WML or pay for Outlook.

Windows Live Mail is free software which lacks the full functionality of Outlook. If you want to have something for free, use Live Mail. If you want something professional that will integrate your calendar, contacts, and email, use Outlook. Additionally, Outlook can connect to Microsoft Exchange Server, which should be considered if you are in a business environment.

As far as migration benefits, Outlook is far superior than Windows Live Mail or Outlook Express. Outlook stores all of your emails and data in a Microsoft Personal File Folder (PST File) which can be simply copied from your old computer to new computer if you ever buy a new system. Windows Live Mail is much more complicated and difficult to migrate.

from Should I be using Windows Live Mail or Outlook? - Super User

I would research the functions of both and see which one you prefer.

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Hi there,

can anyone advise me the easiest way to export windows mail emails into outlook 2010?

I have lots of folders with emails in so I would like to keep the folder structure if possible.

Thanks in advance, Jay

A:Exporting emails from windows mail and importing into outlook 2010

Hello jay76,
Please peruse the links below.

Export Windows Live Mail email, contacts, and calendar data to Outlook

Import email messages from Windows Live Mail - Outlook - Office.com

Migrate from Outlook Express or Windows (Live) Mail to Outlook | HowTo-Outlook

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Is there a way to export the mail accounts that are setup in an installation of Office 2003 so that they can be imported into another installation of Office 2003 on another computer?

I can export and import the emails using the *.pst file option but this does not seem to export/import the email account settings.


A:Is There A Way To Export/Import Mail Accounts From Outlook 2003 ?

You can try using the Office 2003 Save My Settings wizard. If that doesn't save the account info (I'm not sure it does), then you'll have to look for a paid solution. It should be here: Start \ All Programs \ Microsoft Office \ Microsoft Office Tools \ Microsoft Office 2003 Save My Settings Wizard

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I have reviewed the threads on this forum, but can't find anything that exactly pertains to me. Please help...

I purchased a new Dell XPS with Vista Home Premium x64 which came with Microsoft Mail. My old computer was an XP Home machine running Office 2002, including Outlook. I installed Outlook 2002 on my Vista machine but a known Vista/Outlook 2002 bug keeps having me enter my password everytime I run the program, so I decided to switch e-mail programs to the included Microsoft Mail on my Vista machine.

Here is my question... how can I get all of my archived messages from my XP/Outlook 2002 machine to my Vista/Windows Mail machine? Whenever I follow the directions on my Vista machine, it gives me the error "Messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client. MAPI is not installed on this computer or an error occured while initializing it." This message occurs as soon as I click on the 'Outlook' selection in the messsaging import dialogue box... I can't even get to the point where Microsoft Mail looks for the archive file to import.

In addition to this, I don't even know what type of file to export my Outlook 2002 messages into: Comma Separated Values (DOS), Comma Separated Values (Windows), dBase, Access,Excel, FoxPro, Personal Folder File (.pst), Tab Separated Values (DOS), or Tab Separated Values (Windows).

I looked for solutions on this forum and others, but can't find any that work. Can someone please walk me through this process? I would greatly apprec... Read more

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My friend has an HP Pavilion p6716f desktop with Windows 7 64-bit
He was using Microsoft Outlook 2010 but just installed Microsoft Live Mail  and wants to transfer his Outlook address book to Microsoft Live Mail 
How can he do that?
I’ve looked on the Internet and I’ve seen links to transfer Outlook 6 address book but nothing about Outlook 2010

A:How to transfer outlook 2010 address book to Windows Live Mail

Hey cmptrgy,

Many people are switching over to cloud-based services. If you’re moving from Microsoft Outlook over to your Windows Live Mail/Hotmail account, you may want to take your Outlook Contacts with you. We’ll show you how to import your Contacts from Outlook into your Windows Live Mail account.
Find the steps here.
Hope this helps,

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Hello here's my situation..... I'm changing my email client from windows live mail 2012 to outlook 2010. I have several distribution lists in my contacts folder. How do i export those lists to outlook 2010? I noticed in outlook 2010 that there is an option when sending an attachment you can click outlook item then browse to contacts and then select the list - this option is not available in windows live mail .......any help would be greatly apprecitated thx

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Can anyone help please? All addresses are in btyahoo webmail and I am now using Windows Mail for emails. How can I transfer the emails addresses from web mail to Windows MAil (the old Outlook Express)?

I have selected the addresses and clicked on Export/Import at top right of screen but nothing happened. I understand it should be in the CSV format not WAB as I used to export/import using XP. And ideas?

In the Windows Mail there is the import facility giving the options CSV etc but I can't get the export/import to do anything in the web mail.


A:Solved: Export Contacts List from Web Mail to Windows Mail

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I'm trying to transfer my Windows Live Mail e-mail contacts to Hotmail. I've converted them all to a csv file (5.65kb). When I import them to Hotmail only the names get transferred.....not the e-mail addresses. Any ideas? Thanks

A:Export E-mail contacts from Windows Live Mail to Hotmail

Windows Live Mail is Hotmail, with a new look. So I am confused as to what you are trying to do.
It sounds like you created a whole new name for Windows Live Mail... you didn't need to do that.

If you just open Windows Live Mail and logon as the HotMail name you will see all of the contacts.

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clearlyclueless said:

I'm trying to transfer my Windows Live Mail e-mail contacts to Hotmail. I've converted them all to a csv file (5.65kb). When I import them to Hotmail only the names get transferred.....not the e-mail addresses. Any ideas? Thanks
Click to expand...

This thread was previously closed due to lack of answers, however I found a solution.

When importing a csv file into Hotmail, the email address field is expected as "E-mail Address" however in the csv file created by Windows Live Mail the email address field is "Email Address".

Note the missing hyphen. This means that the email address is not transferred over to Hotmail.

The solution is to edit the csv file using Notepad - simply add the hyphen to the top line of the csv file, save the file and import it into Hotmail.

If you have the same problem with other fields, a useful test to see what field names Hotmail expects is to export a contact from Hotmail and then inspect the csv file which is created using Notepad.

A:Export E-mail contacts from Windows Live Mail to Hotmail

Thanks for that, but tips and fixes not in reponse to any specific member should be posted here: http://forums.techguy.org/25-tech-tips-tricks/

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i was curious, i inputted the mail servers by hand, it works... does it do the mai sync etc faster if it,s done thru outlook or its the same result??

using imap-mail.outlook.com with 993 port thru SSL and smtp-mail.outlook.com with 587 thry TLS


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Yesterday, my Outlook (2010) stopped retrieving e-mail from the Comcast server.  When I tried to fix it today, it still wouldn't work.  All the settings were correct, but it wouldn't retrieve my e-mail.  I deleted the account and recreated it.  Now, Outlook points to a new .pst file instead of my old Outlook.pst file, named [email protected]  To make matters worse, it doesn't delete the mail off the server.  Before, when I would open Outlook, it would download new message to my Inbox and delete them off the server.  The new messages would stay permanently in my Outlook inbox.  No more.  Now if I manually delete one through my Internet browser, it also deletes it out of my Outlook Inbox.  It’s as though the new account is just a window to the Comcast e-mail server.  I tried changing the Root Folder Path on the Advanced tab of the e-mail account settings to point to the location of my Outlook.pst folder, but that made no difference.  I also tried deleting a recent Microsoft update (KB3054976), but this did not help, either. This is a complete disaster for me, as I can't even send e-mail now, except through the server.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. 

A:Outlook 2010 e-mail account won't sync to Outlook.pst file

I figured this out.  When I reconfigured my e-mail account in Outlook, I used IMAP settings instead of POP3.  This was not how I did it before.  IMAP works great if one wants to keep all e-mail out on the server and access it from various devices.  That isn't what I do.  I changed the profile to POP3 and the poblem was solved.  Still don't know why it initially failed two nights ago, though. 

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Recently a customer of the company I work for did some upgrade to their system (not exactly sure what). The result is that when they send a mail containing a hyperlink to file on their website, the link doesn't work.
When you hover over the link you should get something like 'https//thiscompany.com/page.do?DOCID=123456'.
However, what we actually get on Outlook 2003 is 'outbind://39-00000000C176F3FF67E6754394476777057BDCA60700071475F5FEB9AC4FABB3D7C8EE9381620000007059
On mac mail it looks like this 'x-msg://24/thiscompany.com/page.do?DOCID=123456'.

The links work fine on Outlook 2010. Any idea what's happening here?

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Greetings Everyone,

I'm new to the forum.

I am planning to buy the stand alone Outlook 2010 and want to be able to install it on my two computers. Will this be a problem. I don't need to buy Office cause I have a copy of Office 2007 Student and I am happy with it.

What is my best route? Buy it online as a download and have 1-3 installs (NOT sure if this is even possible) or buy it at the local computer store?

Help! Please!


A:How Many Computers Can Outlook 2010 Be Installed On?


From the licence agreement it looks like 2 devices (computers) - the licenced device and a portable device, as long as the devices access the same account.

One Copy per Device. You may install one copy of the software on one device. That device is the “licensed device.”
b. Licensed Device. You may only use one copy of the software on the licensed device at a time.
c. Portable Device. You may install another copy of the software on a portable device for use by the single primary user of the licensed device."


Please read the licence agreement as linked above.


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Hi there

In Outlook 2010 now if I click on a Mailto or email address link in an email I want outlook to open another window with the email address in the TO column.

Now the wretched Metro Mail app starts with the nag about Ms account etc etc.

Is there any way I can CONTINUE to use outlook like it USED to behave. I don't want or need that stupid Metro mail app -- whoever thought of or designed that particular app should be slowly drowned in a pit of Bovine excrement together with the Manager for allowing such a stupid piece of software "Out of the Door".

I've temporaily solved the problem by sending these emails from a W7 virtual machine - but I'd much rather have OUTLOOK work the way it's supposed to. I believe the same problem occurs in Office 2013 too --I'm not running Office 2013 but I believe it's similar (and Office 365 for that matter).

(Is there perhaps a default EMAIL program setting I can set up somewhere. I can't seem to find it -- probably haven't had enough BEER yet !!!!.).

Update --finally Found it -- you need to set the default in the MAIL APP as well to outlook. You need to set the default in OUTLOOK as well !!! . I'll post screenshots just in case someone else has a similar problem. (CTRL panel ==>Default programs)


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A:Windows mail export

From here:

Both Outlook and OE/WM must be installed and functional on the machine being used to do the transfer. The import/export process both OE and WM use require some of Outlook's files in order to access a .PST file; likewise for Outlook which must use some of OE//WM's files to access messages in those stores (.DBX files for OE). The MAPI error you see means WM can't find the Outlook files it needs.Click to expand...

Also found a free OE (Outlook Express), backup program here: http://www.insideoe.com/backup/index.htm

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