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Windows 7: Best email to transfer Outlook Express to new computer running W7 Prof

18 Sep 2015   #1
Squidward

W7 Home Premium, W7 Professional, W8.1
 
 
Best email to transfer Outlook Express to new computer running W7 Prof

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What are others finding works best for email in Windows 7, when you have to transfer your old Outlook Express emails and folders from your XP machine? This is something that millions of people have had to deal with, but I cannot seem to find the simple answer.

I bought a new desktop and didn't want W8 or W10, so I got W7 Professional. I have W7 in my laptop and am satisfied with it (although I would rather keep XP, like many people).

I am a HUGE fan of my XP Outlook Express and have to move all of it to the new computer.

I have read that Windows dropped OE after XP and has had a couple of different programs since. I want something that can be relied upon year after year since my email is loaded with years of archived documents and correspondence and I cannot be moving to a new program all the time.

What have others found best as a day-to-day program and also best for transferring Outlook Express with years of important emails? I do have Outlook in my Office 2000 but have never set it up. I will be moving that to the new desktop, and probably upgrading to a newer Office eventually.

I have read about possibly using an XP compatible-mode in W7 that will run the old Outlook Express. Is that true?

My Outlook Express email is filled with business correspondence, official documents, etc. and I MUST be able to transfer all the unsorted and sorted emails to the new computer without any kind of hitch!!

Thanks, Squiddy


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18 Sep 2015   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I liked Outlook Express also, but it is dead in the woods after XP. Thunderbird is a good substituted. It is similar. I use Outlook, but that is not free. You might try this site for a comparison.
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