Export Outlook Express XP into Outlook 2007 Windows 7?


  1. Posts : 7
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    Export Outlook Express XP into Outlook 2007 Windows 7?


    I've searched the forum and it seems my need is a little different than the posts which have already been made.

    I have an old XP laptop which I was using Outlook Express for one of my mail accounts (a work account). I also ran regular Outlook for another (personal). I want to have both of these accounts on my new PC.

    My new PC is running Windows 7 wiht Office 2007. I used the Windows transfer cable and things worked failry well. My regular Outlook files all came over well, but nothing for Outlook Express.

    I really would like to take this time to somehow export my OE files into my Outlook 2007. I would really like to keep the account which imported in on Outlook seperate.

    Question 1: Is there a way to import my OE files into Outlook 2007?

    Question 2: Is there a way to have two seperate email accounts in Outlook without combining them? Basically I want to have a work email and a personal and keep them seperate.

    If I can't have two seperate emails with Outlook, can anyone suggest something which would allow me to export my old Outlook (the old personal emails) into another program so that I can at least use my work email on Outlook 2007?

    Hopefully this isn't too confusing.
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  2. Posts : 3,960
    W7 x64
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    If it's possible then I suspect it's far more likely you'd do it using an import feature in Outlook 2007 as opposed to an export feature in OE6, and I doubt the change of operating system really has much influence on this.

    I'm not running Office 2007 on the machine in front of me, otherwise I'd check some of the options myself for you - but if you look at the import menu in Outlook 2007 (or if you're really stuck, the help files!) then I feel certain they'll be an answer already waiting for you :)
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  3. Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter
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    Thanks, It seems I can import the OE files, as you described. My challenge is that I don't understand if it is going to mix it in with the account I already have in Outlook.

    I am now trying to figure out how to have two seperate accounts with Outlook. Thanks again for the help!
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  4. Posts : 1,114
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #4

    Outlook Express does NOT work in Win 7, Outlook does but not Express

    Smitty
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  5. Posts : 3,960
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    PxTx said:
    My challenge is that I don't understand if it is going to mix it in with the account I already have in Outlook.
    I'd imagine that'd be a sure bet.

    However you can make a copy of the message store archive(s) first, enabling you to revert if necessary.
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  6. Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter
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    Well I am following this lead, and I will attempt to archive the account i curretnly have in Outlook (which is my personaly one). I would like to then delete the files and import the OE ones (which is the work account).

    Can anyone suggest a mail program I can then open my archived Outlook (personal) files?

    Qdos said:
    PxTx said:
    My challenge is that I don't understand if it is going to mix it in with the account I already have in Outlook.
    I'd imagine that'd be a sure bet.

    However you can make a copy of the message store archive(s) first, enabling you to revert if necessary.
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  7. Posts : 795
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    you can have two different email accounts in outlook 2007, you just make a rule and it will dump all email from whichever account into a folder.
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  8. Posts : 3,960
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    +1, just keep the two accounts seperated, inbound filters will do that job.
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  9. Posts : 7
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    I guess that is the part I am trying to wrap my head around. I want Outlook to behave as if it was two seperate email accounts with two seperate programs. I do not have an Exchange server.

    I used to do this with Outlook and Outlook express. I certainly am comlicating it by wanto to switch wich accounts I am using with each program. With everyone's help I seem to have the OE to Outlook 2007 worked out. I now need to figure out how to go Outlook 7 or Outlook 2003 (from my old PC) into another mail program.

    Again, I am having a rough time with understanding how Outlook 7 with both mail programs would behave the way I am used to. I think the Rule might help split them comming in, but as far as sending from the right account, that might be a little confusing. Am I over-thinking this?
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  10. Posts : 2,726
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
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    A nice easy way to copy mail from outlook express to Outlook and vice versa is to first create some folders to manage the mail. Then open Outlook Express .... copy the files to the relevant folders using drag and drop. Once completed open Outlook and then drag and drop back into the relevant folders created in Outlook.

    As Qdos & ccatlett1984 says you can have multiple accounts set up with no problem. And just use filtering/rules to put the mail in the correct folders automatically as they come in.
    And when sending mail you can choose which account to send it from.
    By default if you reply to a message that was sent to eg. fred@home.com the message will be sent from the account fred@home.com and the same would happen for fred@work.com etc. although if you wanted you could change this to be sent from the account of your choice. But you don't need exchange for this. (image 4)




    Last edited by PooMan UK; 29 Dec 2009 at 15:05.
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