Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Live Mail

18 Jun 2010   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Windows Live Mail

I have Windows 7 Pro and have installed Windows Live Mail. I have set Mail up and do receive email.

The problem is with Importing and Exporting mail and the Address Book from Outlook Express. There is NO File --> Import option

The Help was of NO help in being able to fix my problem. I need some help with this issue.

Is there any better email software than Live Mail that work with Windows 7?

Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Jun 2010   #2
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried microsoft office outlook? This program is very good, however you will have to pay for it:

Microsoft Outlook 2010 - Microsoft Office

If you want a free alternative, then why don't you try Thunderbird:

Thunderbird - Reclaim your inbox

Thunderbird is an email client that is made by Mozzila, who have also made Firefox.

Tom
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2010   #3
windows7theme

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Have you tried microsoft office outlook? This program is very good, however you will have to pay for it:

Microsoft Outlook 2010 - Microsoft Office

If you want a free alternative, then why don't you try Thunderbird:

Thunderbird - Reclaim your inbox

Thunderbird is an email client that is made by Mozzila, who have also made Firefox.

Tom

I highly recommend Thunderbird too if you are looking for third party free email client.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Jun 2010   #4
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Yes I think that it is the best free email client however I think that Outlook performs to a higher standard, but this comes with a price tag. If you don't want to install Thunderbird, then you can find a portable verison here:

Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives




Here is a screenshot of thunderbird, so you can have a look at what it is like before installing it.

Tom
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2010   #5
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I really prefer Outlook Express over Outlook but that may be my only option at this time. I have Office 2003 available so I can install Outlook.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2010   #6
dnorris

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
I have Windows 7 Pro and have installed Windows Live Mail. I have set Mail up and do receive email.

The problem is with Importing and Exporting mail and the Address Book from Outlook Express. There is NO File --> Import option

The Help was of NO help in being able to fix my problem. I need some help with this issue.

Is there any better email software than Live Mail that work with Windows 7?

Thanks
If you don't see the File menu, press the Alt key.....
MSFT is saving screen space by turning it off by default in several of their programs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2010   #7
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, huffman.

I don't believe that the Outlook Connector works for Outlook Express. I did, however, locate this tutorial at another site: Import contacts in Windows Live Mail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2010   #8
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Windows Live Mail most certainly can import messages from Outlook Express 6. I am looking at it right now. If you don't see the "File" menu, go over to the Menus button on the right-hand side of the top of the program, and click "Show menu bar." That will make the menu appear, and then just File > Import > Messages.

I'm not sure about the contacts, but the link from Corrine looks good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2010   #9
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Windows Live Mail most certainly can import messages from Outlook Express 6. I am looking at it right now. If you don't see the "File" menu, go over to the Menus button on the right-hand side of the top of the program, and click "Show menu bar." That will make the menu appear, and then just File > Import > Messages.

I'm not sure about the contacts, but the link from Corrine looks good.
ALT-M will bring up the Menu dropdown and then click on "Show Menu Bar"

To import "Contacts" on the Menu Bar select Go-Contacts and when the Contacts window opens select File-Import.

Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows Live Mail




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Live Mail not receiving calendar info from Outlook mail
Our Windows Live Mail accounts receive blank messages when someone sends a calendar appointment request from an Outlook account. The same message arrives correctly in a gmail account or in my Outlook account at work. Is this a Live Mail Configuration issue?
Browsers & Mail
Export mail and contacts from Outlook 2007 to Windows live mail 2012?
I have an Windows (Vista) notebook with outlook 2007, and now I have an new notebook with Windows 8.1. Where I want to export my mail & contact to Windows live mail, how can I import this in WLM on my other notebook? I already have configure my mail on WLM where I can receive and send messages....
Browsers & Mail
Windows Live Mail password request to recieve my ATT/Yahoo mail
In recent days I was asked by ATT.net Yahoo to change my password and did. Windows Live Mail will not allow a password (anything..?) change... and simply reverts to what was. I need to correct the password each time it opens and am able to receive receive mail, but.. WLM will not change...???
Browsers & Mail
Trouble importing Windows Live Mail to Windows Live Mail
Hi, I had to re install my OS. After I did that the fun of installing everything started and one of those things was Windows Live Mail. I've done this before when I bought my new computer and had some issues importing my mail as well which was the same idea, Live mail to Live mail. Now I'm...
Browsers & Mail
windows 7 32bit live mail with time warner wi rr/ sending e-mail
I can receive mail and send mail but the target does not receive it, I get no error message but my sent box says it was sent, this has been going on now for about at least three weeks, I have sent mail out of roadrunner direct with no problem, I have been using this program for about three years...
Browsers & Mail
Can no longer send e-mail with Windows Live Mail, error 0x800ccc78
Hi, I have been using WLM for some years. Yesterday, it stopped sending emails and now just leaves them in the Outbox. Here is most of what appears in the error box: The message could not be sent because the server rejected the sender's email address. The sender's email address was...
Browsers & Mail


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:32.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App