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ow do I set up POP3 email with

by triumphrider69 / January 21, 2012 12:44 PM PST

I used instructions to set up Outlook 2010 on a Windows 7 ultimate OS. All is OK, but it did not transfer my folders or old emails. How can I fix this?

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Re: Outlook old mail
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 5:39 AM PST

Import them from your old pst-file.That's where they are.

Even easier maybe (but not sure it works): just copy the old pst-file over the new one. Make a copy of the new one first so you can go back to it,


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(NT) Even if it's web mail?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 5:40 AM PST
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Re: webmail
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 5:50 AM PST
In reply to: Even if it's web mail?

The OP asked about pop3-mail. That's copied to the local mail-storage (dbx in OE, pst in Outlook, and I still don't understand how Thunderbird does it) and deleted from the server (either immediately, either after some time, depending on the settings).
Of course, only tells you about connecting to their servers (user name, password, pop3- and smpt server and maybe some other settings to enter into your pop3-account definition). They aren't interested at all in what you do with your mail after receiving it. So they don't say anything about backup and copying to new machines and to new email clients.

Webmail is just a way of looking into the mail stored at your mail-provider. With gmail and hotmail and such that's all your mail (unless you use pop3 also). With fully pop3-accounts it's usually only the new mails you didn't yet copy to your PC and delete from the server.
For webmail no setup at all is required. Just enter the right url (like, then your userid and password and there you go.


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You have to do that yourself
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 5:29 AM PST

Where are these folders you want transferring?


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Folders to transfer
by triumphrider69 / January 22, 2012 12:08 PM PST

I set up a whole list of subfolders and filters to send my POP mail to diffferent folders. For instance wen a email arrives from it automatically goes into my Cooking folder.

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Which folders?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 7:47 PM PST
In reply to: Folders to transfer

Sorry but you haven't said where these folders are.

Before you set up this POP email account in Outlook, where and how did you manage your email account?


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Folders to Transfer- Clarification
by triumphrider69 / January 22, 2012 11:25 PM PST
In reply to: Which folders?

these folders were subfolders in my inbox. My email client was set up on another computer.
thanks for your help.

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In taht case
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 23, 2012 3:47 AM PST

See Kees' replies below.


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