It begs another one. Why didn't MSFT supply this feature? They have had years to work on this.
Backup and restore is noted at the following links.
I see folk mentioning another app.
on my old computer running xp i have an excellent free program, amic email backup, with which i can transfer all my messages in outlook express to another computer also operating windows xp outlook express, via my external hard drive..does anyone know of a software to accomplish this on my windows 7computers,,using windows live mail>>?