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How to export email messages from Windows Mail & Outlook Express into Outlook.
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Although Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows Mail, and Microsoft Outlook Express can send and receive email through the Internet, they are different programs with different capabilities. You cannot synchronize the information stored in these programs. If you have an email message that is stored in Windows Mail or in Outlook Express, that email message is not automatically available in Outlook. This article explains how to export the messages from Windows Mail and from Outlook Express into Outlook.
To export the messages from Outlook Express, follow these steps:
Important: Exporting Outlook Express mail to Outlook 2013 requires that Outlook 2013 be 32bit. For more information, please refer to: Issues moving Internet Mail and Addresses to Outlook 2013 (64 bit)
To export the messages from Windows Mail in Microsoft Windows Vista, follow these steps:
Article ID: 196347 - Last Review: January 28, 2013 - Revision: 5.0