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How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

  1. #1


    Rene Guest

    How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

    The helptext of Live mail states that it should be possible to import
    messages from other e-mailprograms on your computer, for example...Microsoft
    Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook...
    Currently I run Outlook 2000 and want to migrate to Live Mail. The option
    'Outlook' is not available in my import wizard for Live Mail.
    The Live Heldpdesk is referring me to the Outlook helpdesk....does anybody
    else have a workaround?

    René Kolpa, Netherlands


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  2. #2


    Peter.R Guest

    Re: How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

    Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Mail (12.0.1606)?

    Help->About Microsoft Windows Live Mail

    --
    Cheers,
    Peter
    (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    ---------------

    "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:2A833DFB-AFED-4468-9E16-F9310E4909D1@xxxxxx


    > The helptext of Live mail states that it should be possible to import
    > messages from other e-mailprograms on your computer, for example...Microsoft
    > Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook...
    > Currently I run Outlook 2000 and want to migrate to Live Mail. The option
    > 'Outlook' is not available in my import wizard for Live Mail.
    > The Live Heldpdesk is referring me to the Outlook helpdesk....does anybody
    > else have a workaround?
    >
    > René Kolpa, Netherlands

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Rene Guest

    Re: How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

    Hi Peter,
    just checked: indeed I am using release 12.0.1606
    Any suggestions?
    'proost', René

    "Peter.R" wrote:

    > Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Mail (12.0.1606)?
    >
    > Help->About Microsoft Windows Live Mail
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Peter
    > (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    > "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    > ---------------
    >
    > "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:2A833DFB-AFED-4468-9E16-F9310E4909D1@xxxxxx
    >

    > > The helptext of Live mail states that it should be possible to import
    > > messages from other e-mailprograms on your computer, for example...Microsoft
    > > Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook...
    > > Currently I run Outlook 2000 and want to migrate to Live Mail. The option
    > > 'Outlook' is not available in my import wizard for Live Mail.
    > > The Live Heldpdesk is referring me to the Outlook helpdesk....does anybody
    > > else have a workaround?
    > >
    > > René Kolpa, Netherlands

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Guest

    Re: How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

    You may be running into the same types of problems there are with
    importing from Outlook into Windows Mail. There, you have two
    choices: 1. Install Outlook, preferably version 2003 or later, so
    that Windows Mail can use a part of it to help understand the files
    it imports from Outlook. 2. Import the messages first from Outlook
    into Outlook Express on your old computer, then import them from
    Outlook Express into Windows Mail.

    "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:B3661204-66A4-46DF-89C2-5F8F5C06F1A3@xxxxxx

    > Hi Peter,
    > just checked: indeed I am using release 12.0.1606
    > Any suggestions?
    > 'proost', Ren
    >
    > "Peter.R" wrote:
    >

    >> Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Mail (12.0.1606)?
    >>
    >> Help->About Microsoft Windows Live Mail
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheers,
    >> Peter
    >> (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    >> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of
    >> in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    >> ---------------
    >>
    >> "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:2A833DFB-AFED-4468-9E16-F9310E4909D1@xxxxxx
    >>

    >> > The helptext of Live mail states that it should be possible to import
    >> > messages from other e-mailprograms on your computer, for
    >> > example...Microsoft
    >> > Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook...
    >> > Currently I run Outlook 2000 and want to migrate to Live Mail. The
    >> > option
    >> > 'Outlook' is not available in my import wizard for Live Mail.
    >> > The Live Heldpdesk is referring me to the Outlook helpdesk....does
    >> > anybody
    >> > else have a workaround?
    >> >
    >> > René Kolpa, Netherlands


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Peter.R Guest

    Re: How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

    Well, there is something wrong if you can't see "Microsoft Outlook" as an option in the Import Messages Wizard (File->Import->Messages...) in Widows Live Mail 1606. It's certainly there in my WLMail as the following screenshot shows:

    http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/9...limportgl6.png

    Maybe a repair install or an uninstall/reinstall will fix it.

    --
    Cheers,
    Peter
    (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    ---------------

    "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:B3661204-66A4-46DF-89C2-5F8F5C06F1A3@xxxxxx


    > Hi Peter,
    > just checked: indeed I am using release 12.0.1606
    > Any suggestions?
    > 'proost', René
    >
    > "Peter.R" wrote:
    >

    >> Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Mail (12.0.1606)?
    >>
    >> Help->About Microsoft Windows Live Mail
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheers,
    >> Peter
    >> (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    >> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    >> ---------------
    >>
    >> "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:2A833DFB-AFED-4468-9E16-F9310E4909D1@xxxxxx
    >>

    >> > The helptext of Live mail states that it should be possible to import
    >> > messages from other e-mailprograms on your computer, for example...Microsoft
    >> > Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook...
    >> > Currently I run Outlook 2000 and want to migrate to Live Mail. The option
    >> > 'Outlook' is not available in my import wizard for Live Mail.
    >> > The Live Heldpdesk is referring me to the Outlook helpdesk....does anybody
    >> > else have a workaround?
    >> >
    >> > René Kolpa, Netherlands

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Rene Guest

    Re: How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

    Hi Robert,
    option 2: Importing via Outlook Express worked like a charm. Thanks a lot!!

    "robertmiles@xxxxxx" wrote:

    > You may be running into the same types of problems there are with
    > importing from Outlook into Windows Mail. There, you have two
    > choices: 1. Install Outlook, preferably version 2003 or later, so
    > that Windows Mail can use a part of it to help understand the files
    > it imports from Outlook. 2. Import the messages first from Outlook
    > into Outlook Express on your old computer, then import them from
    > Outlook Express into Windows Mail.
    >
    > "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:B3661204-66A4-46DF-89C2-5F8F5C06F1A3@xxxxxx

    > > Hi Peter,
    > > just checked: indeed I am using release 12.0.1606
    > > Any suggestions?
    > > 'proost', René
    > >
    > > "Peter.R" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Mail (12.0.1606)?
    > >>
    > >> Help->About Microsoft Windows Live Mail
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Cheers,
    > >> Peter
    > >> (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    > >> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of
    > >> in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    > >> ---------------
    > >>
    > >> "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:2A833DFB-AFED-4468-9E16-F9310E4909D1@xxxxxx
    > >>
    > >> > The helptext of Live mail states that it should be possible to import
    > >> > messages from other e-mailprograms on your computer, for
    > >> > example...Microsoft
    > >> > Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook...
    > >> > Currently I run Outlook 2000 and want to migrate to Live Mail. The
    > >> > option
    > >> > 'Outlook' is not available in my import wizard for Live Mail.
    > >> > The Live Heldpdesk is referring me to the Outlook helpdesk....does
    > >> > anybody
    > >> > else have a workaround?
    > >> >
    > >> > René Kolpa, Netherlands
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Rene Guest

    Re: How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

    Hi Peter,
    apparently Live Mail did not recognize my Outlook 2000 installation (MS
    Support confirmed Live Mail does not support Oulook 2000).
    As suggested by Robert Miles, I imported Outlook 2000 into OE 6 and imported
    OE6 into Live Mail succesfully.
    Thanks for your suggestions, René

    "Peter.R" wrote:

    > Well, there is something wrong if you can't see "Microsoft Outlook" as an option in the Import Messages Wizard (File->Import->Messages...) in Widows Live Mail 1606. It's certainly there in my WLMail as the following screenshot shows:
    >
    > http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/9...limportgl6.png
    >
    > Maybe a repair install or an uninstall/reinstall will fix it.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Peter
    > (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    > "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    > ---------------
    >
    > "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:B3661204-66A4-46DF-89C2-5F8F5C06F1A3@xxxxxx
    >

    > > Hi Peter,
    > > just checked: indeed I am using release 12.0.1606
    > > Any suggestions?
    > > 'proost', René
    > >
    > > "Peter.R" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Mail (12.0.1606)?
    > >>
    > >> Help->About Microsoft Windows Live Mail
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Cheers,
    > >> Peter
    > >> (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    > >> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    > >> ---------------
    > >>
    > >> "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:2A833DFB-AFED-4468-9E16-F9310E4909D1@xxxxxx
    > >>
    > >> > The helptext of Live mail states that it should be possible to import
    > >> > messages from other e-mailprograms on your computer, for example...Microsoft
    > >> > Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook...
    > >> > Currently I run Outlook 2000 and want to migrate to Live Mail. The option
    > >> > 'Outlook' is not available in my import wizard for Live Mail.
    > >> > The Live Heldpdesk is referring me to the Outlook helpdesk....does anybody
    > >> > else have a workaround?
    > >> >
    > >> > René Kolpa, Netherlands

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Guest

    Re: How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

    You're welcome.

    "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:007690E8-72F0-4033-9BB2-07735DD14EBE@xxxxxx

    > Hi Robert,
    > option 2: Importing via Outlook Express worked like a charm. Thanks a
    > lot!!
    >
    > "robertmiles@xxxxxx" wrote:
    >

    >> You may be running into the same types of problems there are with
    >> importing from Outlook into Windows Mail. There, you have two
    >> choices: 1. Install Outlook, preferably version 2003 or later, so
    >> that Windows Mail can use a part of it to help understand the files
    >> it imports from Outlook. 2. Import the messages first from Outlook
    >> into Outlook Express on your old computer, then import them from
    >> Outlook Express into Windows Mail.
    >>
    >> "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:B3661204-66A4-46DF-89C2-5F8F5C06F1A3@xxxxxx

    >> > Hi Peter,
    >> > just checked: indeed I am using release 12.0.1606
    >> > Any suggestions?
    >> > 'proost', Ren
    >> >
    >> > "Peter.R" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Mail (12.0.1606)?
    >> >>
    >> >> Help->About Microsoft Windows Live Mail
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Cheers,
    >> >> Peter
    >> >> (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    >> >> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt
    >> >> of
    >> >> in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    >> >> ---------------
    >> >>
    >> >> "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:2A833DFB-AFED-4468-9E16-F9310E4909D1@xxxxxx
    >> >>
    >> >> > The helptext of Live mail states that it should be possible to
    >> >> > import
    >> >> > messages from other e-mailprograms on your computer, for
    >> >> > example...Microsoft
    >> >> > Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook...
    >> >> > Currently I run Outlook 2000 and want to migrate to Live Mail. The
    >> >> > option
    >> >> > 'Outlook' is not available in my import wizard for Live Mail.
    >> >> > The Live Heldpdesk is referring me to the Outlook helpdesk....does
    >> >> > anybody
    >> >> > else have a workaround?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > René Kolpa, Netherlands
    >>
    >>
    >>


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Peter.R Guest

    Re: How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

    You're welcome Rene.

    It is interesting that "Microsoft Outlook" appears as an option for me although I haven't got Outlook installed.

    It would appear that WLMail has recognised that your version of Outlook is incompatible, so did not offer Outlook as an import option.

    --
    Cheers,
    Peter
    (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    ---------------

    "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:5766BD0E-6BBB-4CAE-B806-718278B538FB@xxxxxx


    > Hi Peter,
    > apparently Live Mail did not recognize my Outlook 2000 installation (MS
    > Support confirmed Live Mail does not support Oulook 2000).
    > As suggested by Robert Miles, I imported Outlook 2000 into OE 6 and imported
    > OE6 into Live Mail succesfully.
    > Thanks for your suggestions, René
    >
    > "Peter.R" wrote:
    >

    >> Well, there is something wrong if you can't see "Microsoft Outlook" as an option in the Import Messages Wizard (File->Import->Messages...) in Widows Live Mail 1606. It's certainly there in my WLMail as the following screenshot shows:
    >>
    >> http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/9...limportgl6.png
    >>
    >> Maybe a repair install or an uninstall/reinstall will fix it.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheers,
    >> Peter
    >> (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    >> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    >> ---------------
    >>
    >> "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:B3661204-66A4-46DF-89C2-5F8F5C06F1A3@xxxxxx
    >>

    >> > Hi Peter,
    >> > just checked: indeed I am using release 12.0.1606
    >> > Any suggestions?
    >> > 'proost', René
    >> >
    >> > "Peter.R" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Mail (12.0.1606)?
    >> >>
    >> >> Help->About Microsoft Windows Live Mail
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Cheers,
    >> >> Peter
    >> >> (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    >> >> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    >> >> ---------------
    >> >>
    >> >> "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:2A833DFB-AFED-4468-9E16-F9310E4909D1@xxxxxx
    >> >>
    >> >> > The helptext of Live mail states that it should be possible to import
    >> >> > messages from other e-mailprograms on your computer, for example...Microsoft
    >> >> > Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook...
    >> >> > Currently I run Outlook 2000 and want to migrate to Live Mail. The option
    >> >> > 'Outlook' is not available in my import wizard for Live Mail.
    >> >> > The Live Heldpdesk is referring me to the Outlook helpdesk....does anybody
    >> >> > else have a workaround?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > René Kolpa, Netherlands

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Rene Guest

    Re: How can I import Outlook messages into Live Mail?

    Hi Peter,
    just to let you know: a week ago I installed a new computer with Vista.
    After installing WLM I got the option to import Outlook (without having it
    installed). My conclusion is that WLM on XP does not offer the import
    Outlook option, whereas WLM on Vitsa does.
    Thanks again, René

    "Peter.R" wrote:

    > You're welcome Rene.
    >
    > It is interesting that "Microsoft Outlook" appears as an option for me although I haven't got Outlook installed.
    >
    > It would appear that WLMail has recognised that your version of Outlook is incompatible, so did not offer Outlook as an import option.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Peter
    > (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    > "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    > ---------------
    >
    > "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:5766BD0E-6BBB-4CAE-B806-718278B538FB@xxxxxx
    >

    > > Hi Peter,
    > > apparently Live Mail did not recognize my Outlook 2000 installation (MS
    > > Support confirmed Live Mail does not support Oulook 2000).
    > > As suggested by Robert Miles, I imported Outlook 2000 into OE 6 and imported
    > > OE6 into Live Mail succesfully.
    > > Thanks for your suggestions, René
    > >
    > > "Peter.R" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Well, there is something wrong if you can't see "Microsoft Outlook" as an option in the Import Messages Wizard (File->Import->Messages...) in Widows Live Mail 1606. It's certainly there in my WLMail as the following screenshot shows:
    > >>
    > >> http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/9...limportgl6.png
    > >>
    > >> Maybe a repair install or an uninstall/reinstall will fix it.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Cheers,
    > >> Peter
    > >> (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    > >> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    > >> ---------------
    > >>
    > >> "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:B3661204-66A4-46DF-89C2-5F8F5C06F1A3@xxxxxx
    > >>
    > >> > Hi Peter,
    > >> > just checked: indeed I am using release 12.0.1606
    > >> > Any suggestions?
    > >> > 'proost', René
    > >> >
    > >> > "Peter.R" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Mail (12.0.1606)?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Help->About Microsoft Windows Live Mail
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Cheers,
    > >> >> Peter
    > >> >> (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    > >> >> "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    > >> >> ---------------
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Rene" <Rene@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:2A833DFB-AFED-4468-9E16-F9310E4909D1@xxxxxx
    > >> >>
    > >> >> > The helptext of Live mail states that it should be possible to import
    > >> >> > messages from other e-mailprograms on your computer, for example...Microsoft
    > >> >> > Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook...
    > >> >> > Currently I run Outlook 2000 and want to migrate to Live Mail. The option
    > >> >> > 'Outlook' is not available in my import wizard for Live Mail.
    > >> >> > The Live Heldpdesk is referring me to the Outlook helpdesk....does anybody
    > >> >> > else have a workaround?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > René Kolpa, Netherlands

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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