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import eml files into Outlook Express 6 or Windows Live Mail

  1. #1


    Mister Scary Guest

    import eml files into Outlook Express 6 or Windows Live Mail

    I foolishly used Thunderbird for a few days and now I wish to switch to
    Windows Live Mail. I exported the individual messages that I needed from
    Thunderbird into eml files. Now, how do I import those into Windows Live
    Mail or Outlook Express 6?

    I am using Windows XP SP3.


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  2. #2


    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: import eml files into Outlook Express 6 or Windows Live Mail

    You can simply drag individual EML files into an open OE folder.
    Alternately, you may be able to import the Tbird data into Eudora Pro or
    Light (up to v3.0) and then import the Eudora data into OE.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    Mister Scary wrote:

    > I foolishly used Thunderbird for a few days and now I wish to switch to
    > Windows Live Mail. I exported the individual messages that I needed from
    > Thunderbird into eml files. Now, how do I import those into Windows Live
    > Mail or Outlook Express 6?
    >
    > I am using Windows XP SP3.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Re: import eml files into Outlook Express 6 or Windows Live Mail

    If they are eml files, you should be able to drag them into an OE folder.
    Preferably a user created one.
    --

    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP Outlook Express
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Mister Scary" <daniel_newhouse@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eRhBEDj$IHA.4740@xxxxxx

    >I foolishly used Thunderbird for a few days and now I wish to switch to
    >Windows Live Mail. I exported the individual messages that I needed from
    >Thunderbird into eml files. Now, how do I import those into Windows Live
    >Mail or Outlook Express 6?
    >
    > I am using Windows XP SP3.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Roseman Guest

    Re: import eml files into Outlook Express 6 or Windows Live Mail

    I want to move from thunderbird to windows mail- do i just export
    to .eml from thunderbird, then copy those files into the store folder
    for my windows mail? if so, do i have to import it then in order to
    get it to show up? thanks


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  5. #5


    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: import eml files into Outlook Express 6 or Windows Live Mail

    Inappropriate crossposting removed.

    Windows Live Mail is not and has nothing to do with Outlook Express. Please
    discontinue crossposts to OE General and OE6 newsgroups when replying to
    Roseman's thread. Thanks.
    --
    ~PA Bear


    Roseman wrote:

    > I want to move from thunderbird to windows mail- do i just export
    > to .eml from thunderbird, then copy those files into the store folder
    > for my windows mail? if so, do i have to import it then in order to
    > get it to show up? thanks

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  6. #6


    ...winston Guest

    Re: import eml files into Outlook Express 6 or Windows Live Mail

    Your subject indicates WLM, while your post indicates WM(Windows Mail). Two different programs.

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail


    "Roseman" <zroseman@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:4db8566f-c8cc-4eb1-9eae-061c74fd0159@xxxxxx

    > I want to move from thunderbird to windows mail- do i just export
    > to .eml from thunderbird, then copy those files into the store folder
    > for my windows mail? if so, do i have to import it then in order to
    > get it to show up? thanks
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Michael Santovec Guest

    Re: import eml files into Outlook Express 6 or Windows Live Mail

    If you have EML files, you can open Outlook Express (OE), Windows Mail
    (WM) or Windows Live Mail (WLM) and drag the EML files into the message
    list pane for the desired folder.

    OE does not have an import option for EML files other than the drag and
    drop as mentioned above.

    For WLM, if you have a folder tree of EML files, you can TRY file,
    Import, Messages, WLM and see if the if it likes the exported folder
    tree from Thunderbird. If it does, then look under Storage folders,
    Imported Folders for your imported messages.

    --

    Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm



    "Roseman" <zroseman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4db8566f-c8cc-4eb1-9eae-061c74fd0159@xxxxxx

    > I want to move from thunderbird to windows mail- do i just export
    > to .eml from thunderbird, then copy those files into the store folder
    > for my windows mail? if so, do i have to import it then in order to
    > get it to show up? thanks
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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