Transfer email from Outlook Express on Windows XP to Windows 8.1

Original Title: email: how to transfer to Windows 8.1

 

 How do I transfer email folders and files from old pc Windows XP (Outlook express)  to new pc Windows 8.1 ?

Hi Brian,

 

1) Do you want to keep using mail application such as Windows Live Mail (Outlook Express in Windows XP and Windows Live Mail in Windows 7 and later)?

2) Do you want to use Mail app as the email application on Windows 8.1?

 

You can use the Mail app on Windows 8.1 by adding the email account on it. Refer to the link to add the email account that you use on Outlook Express and then all other emails and contacts will be synced or copied:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-8/mail-app-tutorial

 

If you don’t want to use Mail app, you can download Windows Live mail on Windows 8.1 and import all the mails from Outlook Express. You can download live mail from Windows Live Essentials:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-live/essentials

 

After downloading and while installing applications, choose the option that says “Choose manually for the applications” and check the box that says “Mail”. Uncheck all the other boxes if they are not required.

 

After installing Windows Live Mail, refer to the link to import the mails from Outlook Express:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-vista/import-messages-into-windows-mail-from-outlook-express

Note: This article also applies for Windows 8.1. To open Windows Live mail, type “Live mail” on the Start screen and select Windows Live Mail.

 

Hope it helps.

 

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Many thanks for your helpful reply.

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Windows Live Mail 2009 will install on XP.

 

The Mail app cannot be used for pop3 accounts.

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This isn't much use. On Windows 8 / 8.1 the emails are imported "in Outlook Express format" and Live Mail doesn't see them at all.

Look for the published method where you convert to Live Mail on the donor system (e.g. the old XP box) and then export messages in Live Mail format, and the receiver system's Live Mail will recognise them.

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Hi Pinaki:

My question is a bit different than the original one on this thread, in that I need to import saved e-mails from Outlook Express on a WinXP machine into Outlook 2010 on a new, separate Win 8 machine. How can I do this?

P.S. I don't see any mention anymore of "Outlook", just things referring to LiveMail and now Outlook.com. Is the Outlook mail cient that is included in my Office 2010 program "going away" like Outlook Express did?

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Data migration from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail:

Copy the *ENTIRE* Outlook Express message store folder to a flash drive. (Folders.dbx must be included). Place this on the Desktop or other location on the computer using Windows Live Mail.

Open Windows Live Mail and: File | Import | Messages | Microsoft Outlook Express 6 and click browse to point to where you saved it.

Windows Live Mail will import folders to:  Storage Folder | Imported Folders | Local Folders - you can move all messages in any imported folder by selecting one message in any folder you wish to move messages from then holding down Ctrl *down* A keys. Then moving to another folder in the usual way

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Original Title: email: how to transfer to Windows 8.1

 How do I transfer email folders and files from old pc Windows XP (Outlook express)  to new pc Windows 8.1 ?

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How do I get the app on have on my new computer 8.1 to load my email address from my old computer that has XP

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Hello,

Welcome to Microsoft Community forum.

Have you tried the suggestion provided by Pinaki? If yes, what was the result and if not please try the steps and get back to us with the result. We will be happy to assist you.

Regards,

Ramesh Kumar.

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