Easy way to get EML or MSG files into Outlook?


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StargateFan

I have a rather unique email challenge. I have a really great
freeware email checker/notifier that handles all my email accounts and
allows direct reading and deletion from servers.

Only limitation is that mail sent from it doesn't produce a "sent"
file, so you see no replies with it. That functionality is in the
payware version.

No problem. In the year or so I've been using it, I b.c.c. myself on
the messages I send directly from it. Every once in a blue moon,
however, I forget that extra b.c.c. step <g>.

I found out yesterday, no problem, either. I searched and found all
the sent messages physically in the program's folder in EML format.
Great.

I then searched and found a freeware to convert EML to MSG format
which seemed the way to go to get my replies into O2K.

However, EML and MSG files both turn out to have these problems in
O2K:

1. If I drag 'n drop EML into O2K, yes the message shows up, but in
the form of an EML attachment. One is then required to double-click
on this which then makes it open in OE. Not very nice.

2. I found way to convert to MSG and then managed to get that format
into O2K but then it looks and acts like an unsent email and I have no
info on when the reply went out, etc. No good.

When I dump EMLs into OE, which I can do for those accounts I use OE
for, they're there as sent files, intact, as if sent from OE directly.
Need to do the same for the EMLs for the O2K acct.

Is there a way to do this, by any chance? An addin is fine but all
the addins I found were shareware. Not worth it since this doesn't
happen often. Hopefully someone knows either how to do this natively
in O2K or of a freeware addin somewhere ... I've searched and
searched but no viable solution has come up.

Thanks.
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

However, EML and MSG files both turn out to have these problems in
O2K:

1. If I drag 'n drop EML into O2K, yes the message shows up, but in
the form of an EML attachment. One is then required to double-click
on this which then makes it open in OE. Not very nice.

Clearly you wouldn't expect to open a Word document with Adobe Reader and
expect the results to make sense. EML files are Outlook Express files.
Outlook doesn't handle them. If you want to see what they contain, open
them in OE.
2. I found way to convert to MSG and then managed to get that format
into O2K but then it looks and acts like an unsent email and I have no
info on when the reply went out, etc. No good.

Why would you expect the time stamps to transfer? We have no idea if the
tool you're using even retains that data in its version of the EML file.
When I dump EMLs into OE, which I can do for those accounts I use OE
for, they're there as sent files, intact, as if sent from OE directly.
Need to do the same for the EMLs for the O2K acct.

After adding them to Outlook Express, export them to Outlook.
File>Export>Messages. Don't expect Outlook to hande files native to another
application.
p.s., probably begs question, 'why use the freeware to send mail from
then?' -- because it's there resident at all times in systray. When
in a hurry, don't need to launch + wait for O2K, respond directly
right then and there. <g>

Why not start Outlook and leave it running?
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Make a folder in OE called Outlook Sent. Drag the eml's that you want in
Outlook to it and export from OE to Outlook every now and again.

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StargateFan

Make a folder in OE called Outlook Sent. Drag the eml's that you want in
Outlook to it and export from OE to Outlook every now and again.

Now that sounds very good! Very do-able and easy-sounding - no muss,
no fuss!

I tried the import/export feature earlier in my O2K and I see that
I'll have to install it. Missed it this time around, somehow.

Will give this a try. On the surface, sounds like a very easy
solution! Thanks.
 
S

StargateFan

[snip]

Did I miss something? I thought that by making a specific folder,
there would be a way to import _just_ that folder into O2K from OE via
the sequence below***. What I've found is that the import function
imports _all_ the emails in OE to O2K. Is there any way to narrow it
down to just the one folder?


*** FILE > IMPORT AND EXPORT... > IMPORT INTERNET MAIL AND ADDRESSES >
OUTLOOK EXPRESS 4.X, 5 (I have OE 6) -- making sure that I have only
the one radio button ticked, the one for "IMPORT MAIL" > FINISH.




Also, I'm not sure if I should keep this question here or start a new
thread in the OE ng and ask it there. Pls advise.

Thanks
 
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Gordon

StargateFan said:
[snip]

Did I miss something? I thought that by making a specific folder,
there would be a way to import _just_ that folder into O2K from OE via
the sequence below***. What I've found is that the import function
imports _all_ the emails in OE to O2K. Is there any way to narrow it
down to just the one folder?


*** FILE > IMPORT AND EXPORT... > IMPORT INTERNET MAIL AND ADDRESSES >
OUTLOOK EXPRESS 4.X, 5 (I have OE 6) -- making sure that I have only
the one radio button ticked, the one for "IMPORT MAIL" > FINISH.




Also, I'm not sure if I should keep this question here or start a new
thread in the OE ng and ask it there. Pls advise.

Thanks


There is - export FROM OE. If you do that then you should (if I remember
correctly) be given the option to either export all folders or selected
folders. You should always do it this way anyway, because if you import in
Outlook, the modified date of all the imported messages changes to the date
of import.
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

When you export from OE there is an option to export everything or selected
folders. You want selected folder.

In OE - go to file menu, import and export, export messages, to exchange.

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StargateFan said:
[snip]

Did I miss something? I thought that by making a specific folder,
there would be a way to import _just_ that folder into O2K from OE via
the sequence below***. What I've found is that the import function
imports _all_ the emails in OE to O2K. Is there any way to narrow it
down to just the one folder?


*** FILE > IMPORT AND EXPORT... > IMPORT INTERNET MAIL AND ADDRESSES >
OUTLOOK EXPRESS 4.X, 5 (I have OE 6) -- making sure that I have only
the one radio button ticked, the one for "IMPORT MAIL" > FINISH.




Also, I'm not sure if I should keep this question here or start a new
thread in the OE ng and ask it there. Pls advise.

Thanks
 
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StargateFan

When you export from OE there is an option to export everything or selected
folders. You want selected folder.

In OE - go to file menu, import and export, export messages, to exchange.

d'uh!!! That's what I did wrong. I was IMPORTING from O2K instead of
EXPORTING from OE!! Too funny!!! No wonder.

Brilliant, just did that and it works. Wow, amazing how I lived for
so long with all the emailing problems regarding a secondary email
program besides O2K! With some tweaking of OE locations and settings,
OE is taking care of things quite well. I'm very pleased.

Thanks so very much!
 

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