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Windows 7: Migrating from XP to 7/Best OE option?

07 Aug 2012   #1
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Migrating from XP to 7/Best OE option?

Hi, I will be shortly replacing my XP PC with a Win7 64bit PC. I have years worth of emails stored in Outlook Express. What is the best option to keep using these email folders in Windows 7 64bit? I understand that there is no included email client in Windows 7, so what 3rd party is best? Thunderbird? Thanks


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07 Aug 2012   #2
ktppc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you are willing to spend a little $ then you are propably best of buying outlook 2010 from microsoft but if you dont wanna spend a bot-load of money then i would propably go for thunderbird

Hope you find out soon and get to enjoy windows 7 ;D
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07 Aug 2012   #3
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks...I just want a clean, simple, low footprint client like Outlook Express. I guess that Thunderbird fits the bill better in this respect compared to Outlook 2010.
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07 Aug 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd agree with Thunderbird, but be prepared for some frustration and hair-pulling when it comes to transferring your old saved emails onto the new system using Thunderbird.

Be sure to make multiple copies of your old OE folders in case of corruption during the changeover process.

I eventually got mine transferred OK, but it's annoying. Try to transfer as few folders as you can.

And be prepared to manually re-enter all of your email addresses.
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07 Aug 2012   #5
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oops, I thought Thunderbird was reliable. If that's the case then I'll forget Thunderbird and choose Outlook.
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07 Aug 2012   #6
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I would recommend Outlook too, It's been my buddy for a long, long time!
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08 Aug 2012   #7
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would have to agree with the others here - Outlook is one of the few programs I cannot live without. While free alternatives to anything are great for some people, to me it's worth spending a few dollars to get it as it does so many things better than what alternatives (free or otherwise) are capable of.
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08 Aug 2012   #8
viamia

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thunderbird is anything but reliable. Outlook 2010 is your best option, but it has its own quirks, of course.
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08 Aug 2012   #9
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is Outlook 2010 improved over 2007?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by viamia View Post
Outlook 2010 is your best option, but it has its own quirks, of course.
What are the quirks? Can you be more specific?
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09 Aug 2012   #10
viamia

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I've run into troubles with hanging Outlook when the database grew big. You never know what's going on inside. Sometimes it just stops responding and - oops - sorry. It's Microsoft, you just have to keep that in mind.
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