Windows 8 forum

Resolved Question


by poohshaw / April 7, 2013 8:33 AM PDT

I am trying to install the "mail migration" add on so I can import contacts and emails from Windows Live Mail to the mail app on Windows 8. I get the error message from Internet Explorer, "Internet Explorer has stopped working, a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

poohshaw has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: MAIL MIGRATION PROBLEMS
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: MAIL MIGRATION PROBLEMS
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by poohshaw

Collapse -
You can use WLM on Windows 8
by wpgwpg / April 7, 2013 9:23 AM PDT

Windows Live Mail works just as well on Windows 8 as it does on earlier versions of Windows. Download Windows Essentials from the MS web site and install WLM.

Good luck.

Collapse -
The Windows Mail app in Win 8
by orlbuckeye / April 8, 2013 4:55 AM PDT

will not work with a POP server where Live Mail will. You should be able to export contacts from WLM in Windows 7. If you have a pop server and haven't delected your emails on the server they should download in WLM after you install it on Win 8. If your mail is IMAPI your contacts will be on a server anyways. Services like Roadrunner offer pop account whereas Gmail is IMAPI.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


Free trip to the Grand Prix

Don't miss your chance to win a trip to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco for you and a plus-one.