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import eml files into Outlook Express 6 or Windows Live Mail

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Mister Scary

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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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PA Bear [MS MVP]

#2
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.
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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.
 

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Bruce Hagen

#3
If they are eml files, you should be able to drag them into an OE folder.
Preferably a user created one.
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Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA


"Mister Scary" <daniel_newhouse@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>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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Roseman

#4
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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PA Bear [MS MVP]

#5
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.
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~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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...winston

#6
Your subject indicates WLM, while your post indicates WM(Windows Mail). Two different programs.

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...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
>
 

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Michael Santovec

#7
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.

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



"Roseman" <zroseman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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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