Windows 10: Windows Live Mail corrupts emails when importing frm Outlook Express 6

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  1. ahmd Win User

    Windows Live Mail corrupts emails when importing frm Outlook Express 6


    I was using a Windows XP desktop and Outlook Express 6 exclusively for my emails. It was set up to do automatic nightly backups of all messages by copying the following folder:


    Code: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express[/quote]
    Yesterday the hard drive on that XP machine crashed and now I'm trying to set up a new desktop that is running Windows 10 pro.


    My main goal is to set up a mail program that will allow to import all of my emails from Outlook Express that also works in a similar fashion. (In other words that Metro mail app that Windows 10 has would not work!)


    So I downloaded Windows Live Mail 2012 and went to File -> Import -> Messages -> Outlook Express 6 and specified a copy of the folder above.


    Unfortunately when the importing process was done, first of all the inbox was empty. Eventually I was able to find it buried in a storage folder. Well, inconvenient, but OK. But then when I pulled it up, I could not recognize my messages. It seemed like a big chunk of them was missing.


    Unfortunately I don't have access to the Outlook Express on a computer that crashed. Instead I had an old copy in a VM that was done back in Sept. 2015. So I did the same exporting process just to test. Here's how the inbox looks like in Outlook Express:


    Windows Live Mail corrupts emails when importing frm Outlook Express 6 [​IMG]



    And here's how it looks when I import it into WLM:


    Windows Live Mail corrupts emails when importing frm Outlook Express 6 [​IMG]



    As you see a bunch of messages are missing and the inbox itself looks totally different.

    What am I doing wrong here?

    :)
     
  2. Alan B Win User

    Windows Live Mail

    I think you must mean Outlook and not Outlook Express.

    You can install Windows Live Mail on Windows 10 and import your old emails into that. I would imagine Outlook also offers the facility to import emails from Window Live Mail, although it's not something I have ever attempted to do.
     
    Alan B, Aug 16, 2016
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  3. Windows 10 Live Mail error 3219

    Hi,

    To delete an email account from Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express:

    1. Select Tools | Accounts from the menu.

    2. In Windows Live Mail, hold down the Alt key if you cannot see the menu bar.

    3. In Outlook Express and Windows Mail, go to the Mail tab.

    4. Highlight the account you want to delete.

    5. Click Remove.

    6. Click Yes.

    7. Now click Close.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Jenicel Dri, Aug 16, 2016
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