Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail

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Scared to make the transfer from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail? I was too after using Outlook Express for 8 years. It’s easy to make the switch and will only take a few minutes to transfer your messages. I show you how in this short video.

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22 thoughts on “Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail

    nawfal benchmissa

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Windows Live Messenger plz

    Tom Erik Smith

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Hi, sorry I know this is a very old video but i'm trying to help someone transfer their old emails from outlook express 6 to windows live mail. The thing is they have been using win live mail for a while now and have new emails etc in there already… will importing the old files from the old computer affect the new ones? or will the imported files just go to a new folder called imported files like in this video? I just don't want to accidentally overwrite their new emails/folders.

    Len Loa

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Thank you

    Mark Wales

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

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    Marcelo Bonafina

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)



    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Thank You. It helped me immensely.

    Ryan @ Web Eminence

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    @Sep Terstal Transferring messages won't transfer your account. You'll need to setup your email account in Windows Live Mail.


    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Will I automatically receive any new messages that I receive on my old Windows XP Outlook Express computer in my Windows Live now?

    מיכאל טורגוביצקי

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)


    Rahimah Amat

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Thanks so much for the video like yourself i have been using outlook express for around 10 years & more.I did what the video says and imported all my folders from outlook express into windows live but my computer now seems to be syncing and downloading all the 1000's of emails that i have already read into the newer inbox ..I guess i could delete these after its finished?


    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    How about do you move your emails contacts to the new windows live mail system??


    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Hi, Thank you for your helpful video. I am in the process of trying to do this myself but many of my outlook express messages have attachments like jpg photos or pdf documents. Just wondering whether this process will also import the  corresponding attachments with each email message as well? Thanks.

    Chris Siegell

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Thanks for the video. There is a more complex problem with this though. Many people have numerous folders in there outlook express inbox to keep it in order. For instance they have folders for Mom, Dad, brother, Girlfriend, Newsletters, and etc. Each of these folders could store 100s and if not 1000s of emails. This method is way to tedious if after you import them you have to afterwards create new folders and move them manually again? Can you simply just move whole the folders in to the Windows Live Mail Inbox?

    anthony byrnes

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    So I take it this is JUST the mail part. NOT the adress bock and such? What about the SMTP setting's or how the user connect's to the server?


    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Can you help me get access to my flagged folders in outlook?


    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Thanks! Useful video.

    Diane Bassette

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    I have a new computer..will my email address be the same..I have not set up windows live email yet..I use that email for many things and don't want to change it

    Axel Bruggeman

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Thanks a lot !

    Dagwood W

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Excellent video, Ryan.  I was wondering, if you import again at a later date, will the program overwrite the original storage folder?

    Blake Paul

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Thank you very much!

    Peter Schmidt

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Thanks for making it easy!  Much appreciated!

    Prasad Adhikari

    (June 30, 2020 - 1:06 pm)

    Nice job Ryan. You helped me to rescue my all the emails of outlook which i later copied to win 7,8. Thanks dude.

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