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Windows 7: Live Mail import from Outlook Express - Account field problem


31 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Live Mail import from Outlook Express - Account field problem

I am migrating from an XP SP3 desktop to a Windows 7 64 bit machine. I use Outlook Express extensively on the XP machine, but have loaded Live Mail on the Windows 7 one as the recommended solution.

I have experimented with the Import function in Live Mail using the .dbx files produced by OE held under 'Identities' but find that the Account field for each email (visible in Live Mail when the Account column is enabled) is not being populated in Live Mail. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug? I note that any new emails I receive do populate the Account field, and I am confident that the Account information is present in the .dbx files.

I would like to find a workaround for this problem - any ideas folks?

Many thanks

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31 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by runner bean View Post
...the Account field for each email (visible in Live Mail when the Account column is enabled) is not being populated in Live Mail. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug?...
I suppose you could call it a bug. It seems to happen whenever you do an import using the "import/export" "wizards". Not just with OE>WLM but also WLM>WLM. (Same with Vista's built-in WM.) It's been too long for me to remember what happened when I last did OE>OE. Keep in mind that wherever an import/export is involved (even with contacts), some fields are lost.
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31 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Live Mail import from Outlook Express Account field problem

Thanks for the useful comment. I can confirm that OE to OE is not a problem - all fields come through as all the data is in the .dbx files which can be copied from machine to machine without loss. No translation is involved. So much for progress...

I will clearly have to live with the limitation - but it's nice to know I am not alone.
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