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Windows 7: Windows mail or equal to win7?`

30 Jul 2009   #1
MikkoU

win7 rc beta
 
 
Windows mail or equal to win7?`

So I have a little problem... When I used xp, I had outlook express. When I used vista, I had updated version of it, "windows mail".

Now I can't have windows mail or any updated version of it to win7? I've heard that MS stopped supporting windows mail / outlook after they released their windows live mail thing.

But the problem is that now I have about 4000 e-mails on my vista's hard drive in .eml form and I can't export them back to my email hoster's server where windows mail used to import letters..

so, what programs are compatible with .eml in windows 7?

Or is it possible to have same old outlook express or windows mail back to windows 7 or do I have to stick with vista forever?


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30 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MikkoU View Post
So I have a little problem... When I used xp, I had outlook express. When I used vista, I had updated version of it, "windows mail".

Now I can't have windows mail or any updated version of it to win7? I've heard that MS stopped supporting windows mail / outlook after they released their windows live mail thing.

But the problem is that now I have about 4000 e-mails on my vista's hard drive in .eml form and I can't export them back to my email hoster's server where windows mail used to import letters..

so, what programs are compatible with .eml in windows 7?

Or is it possible to have same old outlook express or windows mail back to windows 7 or do I have to stick with vista forever?
Mikkou

OUtlook morphed into windows mail, and winmail to "windows Live Mail" WLM will open an eml file (just checked to be sure) and I think you will like it more than winmaill. Its free from MS and part of the essentials pack. To be safe if I were you I would try opening and importing a few first.
You can get it here http://download.live.com/

KEn
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30 Jul 2009   #3
pihau

Windows 7 x64 RC
 
 

Hi Mikkou

I tried using Thunderbird for a while but found it was a real pain importing emails and contacts from my old windows mail folder in vista. Now using Windows Live mail, the layout is slightly different to Vistamail but easy to get used to and can import .eml files directly, preserving the directory structure too (it parks them under a new folder in "Storage Folders" which is a bit of a pain but easy to move them elsewhere).

Wil
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30 Jul 2009   #4
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

you can use Windows Mail from Vista in Windows 7 if you still have Vista installed...

Windows Mail
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30 Jul 2009   #5
MikkoU

win7 rc beta
 
 

Thanks for answers.

zigzag3143: I got the program now, sent + inbox works but I don't find export menu.
Do I have to use windows exchange or where it is located?

pihau: I have tried to use thunderbird but I didnt like it

garbanzo: The problem is that I want to manage my email in windows 7 and not swap to vista everytime i want to check emails..
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30 Jul 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

export what to what?

Ken
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30 Jul 2009   #7
MikkoU

win7 rc beta
 
 

.eml files to windows live mail
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30 Jul 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Isnt that an import? from xxx to windows live mail?

Ken
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30 Jul 2009   #9
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MikkoU View Post
Thanks for answers.

zigzag3143: I got the program now, sent + inbox works but I don't find export menu.
Do I have to use windows exchange or where it is located?

pihau: I have tried to use thunderbird but I didnt like it

garbanzo: The problem is that I want to manage my email in windows 7 and not swap to vista everytime i want to check emails..


that isn't what he is suggesting, he saying u can port the windows mail folders from vista into windows 7, basically just cut and paste. his link shows how, i'm sure u'll manage
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30 Jul 2009   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MikkoU View Post
Thanks for answers.

zigzag3143: I got the program now, sent + inbox works but I don't find export menu.
Do I have to use windows exchange or where it is located?

pihau: I have tried to use thunderbird but I didnt like it

garbanzo: The problem is that I want to manage my email in windows 7 and not swap to vista everytime i want to check emails..
MikkoU

No problem. Are you trying to sync win 7 mail and vista mail? or are you just trying to migrate to win 7?

Ken
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