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Transferring mail from Windows Live Mail (7) to Outlook (10)

by alex_mercer2 / October 3, 2017 11:53 PM PDT

I need help transferring every e-mail from one computer (Windows 7) to the new one (Windows 10). Does it have something to do with a .pst file extension? I somehow managed to transfer the contact list but I still can't function without my e-mails.

Also, is there any way to install Windows Live Mail on 10. I've tried multiple times but to no avail, it just doesn't work right. The software I tried to install.

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Well first of all you need to tell us if your
by orlbuckeye / October 4, 2017 5:07 AM PDT

email account is a POP or IMAP. Basically if you have IMAP your email are on your Email providers server and stay there. POP email the emails are on the providers server but are downloaded to your machine through your email client (live mail & Outlook). IMAP is better for using to read mail on multiple devices but POP can also be used on multiple devices as to can set it not to delete emails once they are deleted. You will then have to goto the server every once and awhile to delete the email if you have limits. So basically if you email is IMAP the emails are on the server and you just need to point to the email server in the setup of Outlook.

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IMAP
by alex_mercer2 / October 5, 2017 8:58 PM PDT

I'm pretty sure my incoming and outgoing servers are configured on IMAP.

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I would do this in TWO STEPS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2017 7:28 AM PDT

1. First to Thunderbird. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/switching-thunderbird
2. Now to Outlook. Now I can't guess what Outlook (10) is. You could have meant Windows 10 or Outlook 2010 but it doesn't matter as export from Thunderbird to many formats that Outlook can suck up is on the web.

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Live->Thunderbird->Outlook
by alex_mercer2 / October 5, 2017 8:59 PM PDT

So, that's what I should be doing, right?

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It's the method I've used before.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2017 10:03 PM PDT

The problem is it seems complicated. Just need time and patience to get content moved. While I like Outlook, some stick with Thunderbird.

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