How do I save my e-mail messages and import or copy them into my new outlook Express?

Question

How do I save my e-mail messages and import or copy them into my new outlook express when I update from Windows 98 SE to WindowsXP Pro. I am putting in a new hard drive along with this update.

Thank you.

Answer

This question was answered on February 3, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To do so, follow these steps:

On the desktop, double-click Inbox

On the File menu, click Import

In the Specify File To Import box, type the path to the MMF you want to import, and then click Open

In the Import Mail File dialog box, verify that the MMF is the one you want to import, and then click OK

The wizard leaves your original MMF intact, and copies the messages into the current personal folder

NOTE: The Microsoft Exchange client, unlike Microsoft Exchange Server, does not support shared or replicated sets of folders to let large groups of people share documents and messages If you have previous shared folders, they cannot be converted in the Microsoft Exchange client You lose the mail in these shared folders when you upgrade to Windows 95 unless you import the shared folders to another MMF

On the desktop, double-click Outlook Express

On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages

In the "Select an email client to import from" box, click Microsoft Exchange, and then click Next

In the Select Folders box, click Select All Folders, and then click Finish You can also click Selected Folders and select the folders you want to import, and then click Finish

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 3, 2003