Moving email messages

Question

I'm trying to move messages from one computer to mine over my home network in Outlook Express. Using the import wizard, I drill down in the old computer (win98) to the folder with the file, but can go no further. The folder is set for sharing. Tried moving the inbox file to a temp file and still can't. The old computer doesn't have USB and the floppy drive is dead, so I need to move it this way! I've done this before with other computers? Help?

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This question was answered on November 11, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

A lot of us have wound up adopting Eudora Email.

Eudora does everything it does in simple text files You can literally copy the C:\Program Files\Eudora directory from one computer to another and just double-click the Eudora.exe file and it will run just fine on that second computer Most of the settings are handled the old fashioned way, in the Eudora.INI file That may sound archaic, and it probably is, but there's a lot to be said for quiet simplicity.

My boss, who also happens to use Eudora, recently asked me for copies of all my email correspondence with an outside company Stretching over about six months time, that represented literally hundreds of messages Although I had placed some of these messages in a folder under the company's name, I didn't have them all The way I use Eudora, I rarely ever delete any email Most messages are automatically routed to folders (The packrat approach, I guess, but this orientation has saved me more than once Knowledge is still power

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 11, 2004