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how do I get my outlook express into windows 7

Q: how do I get my outlook express into windows 7

First question: Is there a difference between Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail?

Second question: Is one of the two already in Windows 7?

Third question: I was going to do a Windows Easy Transfer from my computer running XP with Outlook Express to my new computer with Windows 7. If Windows 7 already has Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail will all my messages etc. in Outlook be transferred into the new mail program?

Fourth question: If Windows 7 does not have one of the mail programs mentioned should I download one of them into the old computer and move my messages etc. from Outlook into the new program and THEN do an Easy Transfer into the new computer (after I also download the same mail program into that computer if it doesn't already have it)?

If this has already been addressed in another post please direct me there.


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A: how do I get my outlook express into windows 7

I don't know what you stand to gain from "easy transfer". When you move from XP to 7 you have to do a clean install. Win 7 has no email program at all. (It was Vista that came with Windows Mail which was very similar to OE.) The Win 7 replacement for OE is Windows Live Mail which is one of the downloadable apps available via the Suite of programs called "Windows Live Essentials". The 2011 version takes some getting used to, what with the ribbon interface and the "sign-in" option for using some "Live" features like tying emailed photos to Sky Drive and keeping a copy of all your contacts and their organization into groups on the web. But underneath the unfamiliar stuff lies the familiar (although sometimes buggy) OE funtionality. Windows Live Mail can easily import your OE Messages and Contacts. You just need to save your old Outlook Express Messsage store for the emails and your .wab file for the contacts. Also you may notice that Windows 7 has a "User" folder called "Contacts" so be ready to completely ignore it since the WLM you download will have its own method and location for handling contacts. I suspect the Contacts folder you see was put their in anticipation of carrying over Vista's email program which was never implmented in Windows 7.
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Dear Forum ;-)

One of our artists is going to be moving from a Mac to a PC (Windows XP), and we need to be able to move his existing Outlook Express messages from the Mac to the PC version of Outlook Express. I did catch this thread:

but the link to the "OE Exporter" is broken. It looks like it worked, too. Does anyone have any suggestions, or a new link to OE Exporter?

Thanks in advance.

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its windows 7 and not available as far as i can see

help appreciated please

A:Help! Copy Outlook Express data to Outlook 2007 on windows 7

Hello rogerk, welcome to Seven forums.

Sorry no one has replied before, but I hope this might help:
How to upgrade from Outlook Express to Outlook

more information and guidance here:
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A:Export Outlook Express XP into Outlook 2007 Windows 7?

If it's possible then I suspect it's far more likely you'd do it using an import feature in Outlook 2007 as opposed to an export feature in OE6, and I doubt the change of operating system really has much influence on this.

I'm not running Office 2007 on the machine in front of me, otherwise I'd check some of the options myself for you - but if you look at the import menu in Outlook 2007 (or if you're really stuck, the help files!) then I feel certain they'll be an answer already waiting for you
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I just received my new laptop running windows 7 and I installed Outlook Mail 2003. I'm trying to import old outlook express mail (version 6) from my old laptop. Can someone tell me how to do this?

On a related topic. Should I install Outlook 2007 on my computer instead of 2003? I chose the 2003 version as I have read reviews that Office 2007 is no good. I'm asking because I can see Microsoft releasing a new version of Office which would be more compatible 2007 than 2003.

Thank you,

A:Importing Outlook Express into Outlook '03 in Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by Pinarello911

I just received my new laptop running windows 7 and I installed Outlook Mail 2003. I'm trying to import old outlook express mail (version 6) from my old laptop. Can someone tell me how to do this?

On a related topic. Should I install Outlook 2007 on my computer instead of 2003? I chose the 2003 version as I have read reviews that Office 2007 is no good. I'm asking because I can see Microsoft releasing a new version of Office which would be more compatible 2007 than 2003.

Thank you,

Hi Pinarello911,

Your first question.
You need to localize the outlookexpress folder on the old system.
It contains files named .dxf, .iaf and some others I can't remember.

Copy the folder to your new system.

In outlook 2003 first import the accounts.

To import addresses you need to open address book and choose import.
Then chose outlook express again.

I hope I remembered this right, because I haven't used 2003 for quite some time.

Your second question.
Not much has changed in outlook 2007, so changing only for outlook isn't worth your while.

Office 2007 for me personally is the best office to date, but lots of people hate it because they don't like spending a bit of time getting to know the new layout.

If you are planning to use 2007, make sure you first do the imports from outlook express to outlook 2003, and then from 2003 to 2007, because 2007 can't import from outlook express directly.

Hope this helps.

Let us know if you need more detailed help.
Then I will install 2003 and post screenshots.


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Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

What is the complete error message you are receiving when you attempt to send mail?
Right click on the error message and copy it then paste it in your next reply.
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Trying to download Outlook Express in Windows Vista or Windows 7?
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theraly said:

After installing SP2, I cannot connect to my POP3 server through Outlook Express. I never had the issue until I installed SP2 and now I get a time-out error. I tried to reinstall OE and I uninstalled SP2 and nothing worked. I have check the account setups and they are the same as before? Any thoughts?Click to expand...
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When you go and try and clear the Inbox, have you doublechecked all Deleted and Sent folders? They may have loads in there.

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A:Need help. RE: Outlook express and Windows XP

Hi There!

the "~" character normally references a Temp file.

Try running a Disk Cleanup and see if the problem goes away. If the problem persists, then your temp directory may need to be cleared re-created.
Good Luck!

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A:outlook express in windows 7??

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A:Outlook Express Windows XP

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A:Outlook Express In Windows Me

HI Barnsworth.
The deleted items folder, which is where your deleted emails go, has a size limitation.
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A:Can I run outlook express on windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by mikeeva

Before everyone starts to rip me apart, let me explain what I am trying to do.

I use 2 different email accounts (with to separate my normal home emails and those serviceing sites like Freecycle. For my home stuff, I use Outlook 2010 which installed fine on Windows 7. Previously in XP I used outlook express for non-home related stuff. This works fine in keeping the two streams of data separated.

Now that I am migrating over to Windows 7, is there a version of outlook express I can use?

According to MS
Outlook Express isn't available in Windows Vista or Windows 7?you can't download it or run it on either version of Windows. However, you can install an e‑mail program from another company or use Windows Live Mail?a free program that is part of Windows Live Essentials.
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You were previously using XP?
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Is this the same message to a number of addressees?
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Outlook Express died with XP (not quite, but nearly).
Windows 7 doesn't include a email program.
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A:Install Outlook Express 6 onto Windows 7

I've frankly never heard of it at all on this forum or elsewhere.

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A:Replacement for Outlook Express in Windows 10

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Check out this article. Point # 7.
Or, try this

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mccoady welcome,

Some reading for you -

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Quick Temp Fix

Just create Folders (on old desktop) and put the sent or any other Outlook Express folders in your Docs...until you are able to get them into Windows Live Mail

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Try the following and see if it assists you: Import messages into Windows Mail from Outlook Express.

I hope this helps. If it doesn't work, please explain where and how it failed and post any error messages exactly word-for-word. Also verify that none of the exceptions listed near the bottom apply (exceptions that prevent the process from working).

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I'm not sure Live Mail (if it is still around at all) would be the best choice for someone accustomed to Outlook Express.

You might want to look at Thunderbird from Mozilla. It can be configured to pretty much resemble OE.

Does this person want to import old saved emails from OE into the new email app that you choose? That can be quite a chore and will likely be confusing and frustrating. I got it done eventually, but it wasn't pleasant.

Going from memory, you should be prepared to MANUALLY enter address book info for people he likes to email with---rather than try to import it using some type of transfer or import function. For reasons i don't understand, switching email clients is still a major pain--stuck in the dark ages--no improvements since the 1990s the last I checked.

But if there is nothing to be carried forward other than the old email address, it's pretty easy. You'd just have to enter configuration info into the email app configuration just as he did at some time in the past with Outlook Express---account settings, server settings per his ISP, folder setup, etc.
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A Google search turns up many items on that and how to do it.
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This should provide all the information you need to backup OE6.
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grippette said:

When I try to link by email outlook express will not come up. There are no contacts also when I
link by email. Anything you can think of I might try?
Thanks GrippetteClick to expand...

Sorry but I for one don't understand the question. Perhaps word it a little different .
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Hello WmToensing,
Welcome to the 7 forum.
I say keep windows 7. XP will no longer be supported after April 8.
Now, to get your E-Mail going again, Google "Windows live mail" it will take you to a MS site where you can download Windows live mail. it is very similar to outlook express. you will have to set it up just like outlook and then you can send and receive mail again.
Feel free to post any questions. there are plenty of people who will be able to help you.