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Windows 7: From Hotmail to Windows Live Mail... Migrating emails

17 Oct 2011   #1
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 
From Hotmail to Windows Live Mail... Migrating emails

I am helping a friend build a new system and I while I have successfully migrated his Hotmail to WLM, the system keeps downloading really old emails. Emails that for all accounts should be already deleted ages ago.

For instances, it is downloading sent items, about 6759 emails to his Sent Email folder and I am afraid that once that is done, it will download another thousand or so from the other corresponding folders.

How can I stop this from happening? for the most part, he will delete 90% of them anyways so he does not need them.

Thanks

This is a fresh Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit with Office Home & Student (so no Outlook) installation, hence, why I decided to go with WLM instead.

Thanks


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17 Oct 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'm not a mail app guru, but I see mostly grumbling about Windows Live Mail. I'd consider another app unless you have an over-riding reason to go with it.
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17 Oct 2011   #3
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'm not a mail app guru, but I see mostly grumbling about Windows Live Mail. I'd consider another app unless you have an over-riding reason to go with it.
Hmmmm, I was going to go with Thunderbird but opted out when I saw that Windows Live had an appy for handling mail.

What I am wondering is... if even after installing TBird and when its time to migrate the emails from the hotmail server to my HDD whether it will just bring the recent or ALL of THEM just like WLM is doing right now.
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17 Oct 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I use Thunderbird with no problems.

But I never tried to migrate anything from Hotmail.

Re Windows Live: I cannot recall exactly why it disgusted me, but I also was not particularly excited about the whole "Windows Live" concept and all that it entails. All kinds of supposed functionality, doodads, services, and downloads that didn't interest me at all. All I wanted was a simple stand-alone email app that worked.

Mozilla has a pretty good Thunderbird forum that could probably answer your questions about Hotmail.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php

Migrating email is usually hell, regardless of app.
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17 Oct 2011   #5
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

My other problem is that this friend is very PC-Challenged and if I use TBird I may have to migrate to something else later on and I won't be able to export the contacts or emails so I rather endure WLM.

What's so unbelievable hard to understand is why the Microsoft Hotmail Server still keeps those old emails.
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18 Oct 2011   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
My other problem is that this friend is very PC-Challenged...
Why not ask him to "clean up" his Hotmail account first?

Also, have you asked him if he even wants to have a local email program? I know a lawyer who isn't crazy about computers either. He has been using Yahoo Mail for decades and continues to even after he lost all his emails and all they could do was blame it on his password. At least with Hotmail they may be in a safer place than on a computer maintained by someone who is "PC-Challenged".
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18 Oct 2011   #7
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
My other problem is that this friend is very PC-Challenged...
Why not ask him to "clean up" his Hotmail account first?
Precisely. Hotmail in WLM uses IMAP, so it reads all messages it finds in Hotmail. Clean Hotmail first, only then setup WLM.

Kari
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