How to migrate Outlook Express messages to Outlook 2010


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Lazarus

After years of putting of migrating 15 years of messages off Outlook Express
(mainly because I still use it as a news-reader), my new Win7 PC with Office
2010 has convinced me that I need to cut the cord and make the move.

In the absence of any integrated ability to import OE messages directly into
Outlook 2010, can anyone point to a decent online guide. Most of the ones
I've found so far require either an interim step of downloading an importing
into and then exporting from LiveMail, or installing Outlook on the old PC
first. Both steps seem unnecessary and numerous other posters have suggested
those methods result in the Subject field of all old emails being erased in
the process.

Has anyone managed to complete this seemingly simple task without issue?

TIA and Merry Christmas to all!
 
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Mike Easter

xposted because I've never seen Lazarus post to 24hshd
f/ups to 24hshd only, I don't subscribe to the other groups
After years of putting of migrating 15 years of messages off Outlook Express
(mainly because I still use it as a news-reader), my new Win7 PC with Office
2010 has convinced me that I need to cut the cord and make the move.

That par doesn't explain what you intend to use as a newsreader in the Win7.
In the absence of any integrated ability to import OE messages directly into
Outlook 2010, can anyone point to a decent online guide. Most of the ones
I've found so far require either an interim step of downloading an importing
into and then exporting from LiveMail, or installing Outlook on the old PC
first. Both steps seem unnecessary and numerous other posters have suggested
those methods result in the Subject field of all old emails being erased in
the process.

As usual for almost all things OL, slipstick has a decent
discussion/guide to the route you are talking about and some glitches.

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/config/backup-config/move-oe-to-outlook-new-computer/
Moving from Outlook Express to Outlook

Slipstick also provides links to pay software

$69 with free 10 email demo: Want to convert Outlook Express emails to
Outlook Emails? PCVARE DBX to PST Converter program can help! DBX To PST
Converter is an efficient email conversion program to convert emails of
Outlook Express (.dbx files) to Outlook (.pst files).
http://www.dbxtopstconverter.com/

Similar deal http://www.dbxconverter.com/convert-dbx-to-pst.html

.... but those are an 'impractical' cost for a one time operation and
also require having OL installed on the old computer.

I think I would go the slipstick described route.
 
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Louis Linguini

After years of putting of migrating 15 years of messages off Outlook Express
(mainly because I still use it as a news-reader), my new Win7 PC with Office
2010 has convinced me that I need to cut the cord and make the move.

In the absence of any integrated ability to import OE messages directly into
Outlook 2010, can anyone point to a decent online guide. Most of the ones
I've found so far require either an interim step of downloading an importing
into and then exporting from LiveMail, or installing Outlook on the old PC
first. Both steps seem unnecessary and numerous other posters have suggested
those methods result in the Subject field of all old emails being erased in
the process.

Has anyone managed to complete this seemingly simple task without issue?

TIA and Merry Christmas to all!
Hi
Rather than go to Outlook, I have made the move to Thunderbird and
Lightning. The email client does a good job, Mozback does the backup and
Lightning is decent as a calendaring package.
All messages and subject matter are retained in the move to Thunderbird.
FWIW
Lou
 

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