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Windows Live Mail doubt

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Emrys Davies, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    I have Win98 SE, OE6 and IE6

    I am going to get a new PC.

    I have backed up my .dbx files, together with .dbx folderfiles, to a
    FlashDrive.

    I know that WLM will import messages via File > Import Messages >
    FlashDrive (E?), but will it import .dbx files?

    Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book' (Contacts)?

    If not, what are the alternatives please?

    I do not have access to WLM yet as this PC is not compatible.
     
  2. Bert Coules

    Bert Coules Flightless Bird

    Emrys,

    > I know that WLM will import messages via File > Import Messages >
    > FlashDrive (E?), but will it import .dbx files?


    It imported mine with no problems at all.

    > Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book' (Contacts)?


    I didn't try this, but since the messages and their folders worked OK, I
    imagine this will too.

    Bert
     
  3. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7qf32aF36pU1@mid.individual.net...
    > I have Win98 SE, OE6 and IE6
    >
    > I am going to get a new PC.
    >
    > I have backed up my .dbx files, together with .dbx folderfiles, to a
    > FlashDrive.
    >
    > I know that WLM will import messages via File > Import Messages >
    > FlashDrive (E?), but will it import .dbx files?
    >
    > Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book' (Contacts)?
    >
    > If not, what are the alternatives please?
    >
    > I do not have access to WLM yet as this PC is not compatible.
    >


    Tools>>Accounts>>Import. Worked great for me.

    WLM also has a way to import Identities. I didn't need to use it.

    Have your .wab on the flash drive. Worst case, you can re-enter them
    manually but I don't think you'll need to.
     
  4. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    Hi, Emrys.

    Have ALL your OE6 .dbx files (which OE calls "folders"), especially
    Folders.dbx, on a thumb drive or other source that WLM can read - and be
    sure that you've given yourself permission (in WLM) to read that source.
    Then, in WLM:
    File | Import } Messages... | Microsoft Outlook Express 6

    Then Browse to the location of your .dbx files...and wait. Depending on how
    many messages you are importing, this could take a long time. OE6 stores
    all messages for one folder in a single .dbx file, so 1,000 emails from your
    Mom would all be in Mom.dbx. But WLM stores each message as a separate .eml
    file in a Storage Folder that you can create and name "Mom" - and it takes a
    lot longer to process 1,000 small files than one big one. In OE, a single
    bad byte in one message might cost you the whole 1,000 emails in Mom.dbx; in
    WLM, only the one .eml message would be lost.

    > but will it import .dbx files?


    Yes - and no. As I said, it will import the contents, but it will store
    them as .eml files - NOT .dbx.

    > Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book' (Contacts)?


    Yes, but not from WLM's main window. Click the Contacts icon at the bottom
    left to open the Contacts screen. On the Contacts screen, click File |
    Import | Windows Address Book (WA8), then Browse to your WAB's location.

    (And Thip is wrong about Identities: WLM doesn't use those at all, so
    there's no way to Import those.)

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7qf32aF36pU1@mid.individual.net...
    > I have Win98 SE, OE6 and IE6
    >
    > I am going to get a new PC.
    >
    > I have backed up my .dbx files, together with .dbx folderfiles, to a
    > FlashDrive.
    >
    > I know that WLM will import messages via File > Import Messages >
    > FlashDrive (E?), but will it import .dbx files?
    >
    > Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book' (Contacts)?
    >
    > If not, what are the alternatives please?
    >
    > I do not have access to WLM yet as this PC is not compatible.
     
  5. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:E7adnXdmtegN7N_WnZ2dnUVZ_tGdnZ2d@posted.grandecom...
    > (And Thip is wrong about Identities: WLM doesn't use those at all, so
    > there's no way to Import those.)
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@grandecom.net
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64



    Mea culpa. ;-)
     
  6. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:E7adnXdmtegN7N_WnZ2dnUVZ_tGdnZ2d@posted.grandecom...
    > Hi, Emrys.
    >
    > Have ALL your OE6 .dbx files (which OE calls "folders"), especially
    > Folders.dbx, on a thumb drive or other source that WLM can read - and

    be
    > sure that you've given yourself permission (in WLM) to read that

    source.
    > Then, in WLM:
    > File | Import } Messages... | Microsoft Outlook Express 6
    >
    > Then Browse to the location of your .dbx files...and wait. Depending

    on how
    > many messages you are importing, this could take a long time. OE6

    stores
    > all messages for one folder in a single .dbx file, so 1,000 emails

    from your
    > Mom would all be in Mom.dbx. But WLM stores each message as a

    separate .eml
    > file in a Storage Folder that you can create and name "Mom" - and it

    takes a
    > lot longer to process 1,000 small files than one big one. In OE, a

    single
    > bad byte in one message might cost you the whole 1,000 emails in

    Mom.dbx; in
    > WLM, only the one .eml message would be lost.
    >
    > > but will it import .dbx files?

    >
    > Yes - and no. As I said, it will import the contents, but it will

    store
    > them as .eml files - NOT .dbx.
    >
    > > Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book'

    (Contacts)?
    >
    > Yes, but not from WLM's main window. Click the Contacts icon at the

    bottom
    > left to open the Contacts screen. On the Contacts screen, click File

    |
    > Import | Windows Address Book (WA8), then Browse to your WAB's

    location.
    >
    > (And Thip is wrong about Identities: WLM doesn't use those at all, so
    > there's no way to Import those.)
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@grandecom.net
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64


    That is really great. You have worked hard and I very much appreciate
    it. The beauty is that I understand what you have said because you have
    been so explicit. Many thanks.

    Regards,
    Emrys Davies.
     
  7. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:E7adnXdmtegN7N_WnZ2dnUVZ_tGdnZ2d@posted.grandecom...
    > Hi, Emrys.
    >
    > Have ALL your OE6 .dbx files (which OE calls "folders"), especially
    > Folders.dbx, on a thumb drive or other source that WLM can read - and

    be
    > sure that you've given yourself permission (in WLM) to read that

    source.
    > Then, in WLM:
    > File | Import } Messages... | Microsoft Outlook Express 6
    >
    > Then Browse to the location of your .dbx files...and wait. Depending

    on how
    > many messages you are importing, this could take a long time. OE6

    stores
    > all messages for one folder in a single .dbx file, so 1,000 emails

    from your
    > Mom would all be in Mom.dbx. But WLM stores each message as a

    separate .eml
    > file in a Storage Folder that you can create and name "Mom" - and it

    takes a
    > lot longer to process 1,000 small files than one big one. In OE, a

    single
    > bad byte in one message might cost you the whole 1,000 emails in

    Mom.dbx; in
    > WLM, only the one .eml message would be lost.
    >
    > > but will it import .dbx files?

    >
    > Yes - and no. As I said, it will import the contents, but it will

    store
    > them as .eml files - NOT .dbx.
    >
    > > Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book'

    (Contacts)?
    >
    > Yes, but not from WLM's main window. Click the Contacts icon at the

    bottom
    > left to open the Contacts screen. On the Contacts screen, click File

    |
    > Import | Windows Address Book (WA8), then Browse to your WAB's

    location.
    >
    > (And Thip is wrong about Identities: WLM doesn't use those at all, so
    > there's no way to Import those.)
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@grandecom.net
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    >
    > "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:7qf32aF36pU1@mid.individual.net...
    > > I have Win98 SE, OE6 and IE6
    > >
    > > I am going to get a new PC.
    > >
    > > I have backed up my .dbx files, together with .dbx folderfiles, to a
    > > FlashDrive.
    > >
    > > I know that WLM will import messages via File > Import Messages >
    > > FlashDrive (E?), but will it import .dbx files?
    > >
    > > Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book'

    (Contacts)?
    > >
    > > If not, what are the alternatives please?
    > >
    > > I do not have access to WLM yet as this PC is not compatible.

    >
     
  8. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    Hi, Emrys.

    You're welcome.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7qffspFas6U1@mid.individual.net...
    > "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    > news:E7adnXdmtegN7N_WnZ2dnUVZ_tGdnZ2d@posted.grandecom...
    >> Hi, Emrys.
    >>
    >> Have ALL your OE6 .dbx files (which OE calls "folders"), especially
    >> Folders.dbx, on a thumb drive or other source that WLM can read - and

    > be
    >> sure that you've given yourself permission (in WLM) to read that

    > source.
    >> Then, in WLM:
    >> File | Import } Messages... | Microsoft Outlook Express 6
    >>
    >> Then Browse to the location of your .dbx files...and wait. Depending

    > on how
    >> many messages you are importing, this could take a long time. OE6

    > stores
    >> all messages for one folder in a single .dbx file, so 1,000 emails

    > from your
    >> Mom would all be in Mom.dbx. But WLM stores each message as a

    > separate .eml
    >> file in a Storage Folder that you can create and name "Mom" - and it

    > takes a
    >> lot longer to process 1,000 small files than one big one. In OE, a

    > single
    >> bad byte in one message might cost you the whole 1,000 emails in

    > Mom.dbx; in
    >> WLM, only the one .eml message would be lost.
    >>
    >> > but will it import .dbx files?

    >>
    >> Yes - and no. As I said, it will import the contents, but it will

    > store
    >> them as .eml files - NOT .dbx.
    >>
    >> > Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book'

    > (Contacts)?
    >>
    >> Yes, but not from WLM's main window. Click the Contacts icon at the

    > bottom
    >> left to open the Contacts screen. On the Contacts screen, click File

    > |
    >> Import | Windows Address Book (WA8), then Browse to your WAB's

    > location.
    >>
    >> (And Thip is wrong about Identities: WLM doesn't use those at all, so
    >> there's no way to Import those.)
    >>
    >> RC
    >> --
    >> R. C. White, CPA
    >> San Marcos, TX
    >> rc@grandecom.net
    >> Microsoft Windows MVP
    >> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

    >
    > That is really great. You have worked hard and I very much appreciate
    > it. The beauty is that I understand what you have said because you have
    > been so explicit. Many thanks.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Emrys Davies.
     
  9. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7qffspFas6U1@mid.individual.net...
    > "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    > news:E7adnXdmtegN7N_WnZ2dnUVZ_tGdnZ2d@posted.grandecom...
    >> Hi, Emrys.
    >>
    >> Have ALL your OE6 .dbx files (which OE calls "folders"), especially
    >> Folders.dbx, on a thumb drive or other source that WLM can read - and

    > be
    >> sure that you've given yourself permission (in WLM) to read that

    > source.
    >> Then, in WLM:
    >> File | Import } Messages... | Microsoft Outlook Express 6
    >>
    >> Then Browse to the location of your .dbx files...and wait. Depending

    > on how
    >> many messages you are importing, this could take a long time. OE6

    > stores
    >> all messages for one folder in a single .dbx file, so 1,000 emails

    > from your
    >> Mom would all be in Mom.dbx. But WLM stores each message as a

    > separate .eml
    >> file in a Storage Folder that you can create and name "Mom" - and it

    > takes a
    >> lot longer to process 1,000 small files than one big one. In OE, a

    > single
    >> bad byte in one message might cost you the whole 1,000 emails in

    > Mom.dbx; in
    >> WLM, only the one .eml message would be lost.
    >>
    >> > but will it import .dbx files?

    >>
    >> Yes - and no. As I said, it will import the contents, but it will

    > store
    >> them as .eml files - NOT .dbx.
    >>
    >> > Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book'

    > (Contacts)?
    >>
    >> Yes, but not from WLM's main window. Click the Contacts icon at the

    > bottom
    >> left to open the Contacts screen. On the Contacts screen, click File

    > |
    >> Import | Windows Address Book (WA8), then Browse to your WAB's

    > location.
    >>
    >> (And Thip is wrong about Identities: WLM doesn't use those at all, so
    >> there's no way to Import those.)
    >>
    >> RC
    >> --
    >> R. C. White, CPA
    >> San Marcos, TX
    >> rc@grandecom.net
    >> Microsoft Windows MVP
    >> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

    >
    > That is really great. You have worked hard and I very much appreciate
    > it. The beauty is that I understand what you have said because you have
    > been so explicit. Many thanks.


    Yes, that was excellent. This is a great group:)

    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  10. The Central Scrutinizer

    The Central Scrutinizer Flightless Bird

    "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:E7adnXdmtegN7N_WnZ2dnUVZ_tGdnZ2d@posted.grandecom...
    >> Also, will it import my suitably backed up 'Address Book' (Contacts)?

    >
    > Yes, but not from WLM's main window. Click the Contacts icon at the
    > bottom left to open the Contacts screen. On the Contacts screen, click
    > File | Import | Windows Address Book (WA8), then Browse to your WAB's
    > location.


    Thank you! I did not think to look there. Works great. Live mail is way
    better
    than I expected. I did not expect MS to still support usenet. Glad they do
    though.

    --
    gcisko@hotmail.com
     

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