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Windows 7: Read Outlook Messages Outside of Outlook

26 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
Read Outlook Messages Outside of Outlook

I have many, many Outlook messages on my HD that I stored in .msg format. I am about to set up an old laptop that will not have Outlook on but will have those stored messages either on it or accessible on a USB device.

Is there a piece of software around that will let me read those messages? I've tried to do it with Thunderbird but can't find a way just to read individual, stored outside of Outlook's pst files, messages.

Thank you.

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26 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

If the laptop contains windows xp, install outlook express for free. That will import .msg files.

I heard windows live mail can work too , with a little fidling around, ill try find the post about it, using my mobile now.
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26 Jan 2013   #3

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I've seen a few reviews of this. My understanding is that it is Java-based, so you will need to have taht installed.


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