Export Windows Live Mail email, contacts, and calendar data to Outlook

Applies to: Microsoft Outlook 2010Outlook 2010 with Business Contact ManagerMicrosoft Office Outlook 2007 More


Although Microsoft Outlook 2003 through Outlook 2013, and Windows Live Mail can send and receive email messages over the Internet, you cannot automatically synchronize the information that is stored in these programs. Specifically, an email message that is stored in Windows Live Mail is not automatically available in Outlook. This article describes how to export messages from Windows Live Mail into Outlook.

To complete the steps, make sure that you have Microsoft Outlook installed with an email profile created.
If you need help installing Microsoft Outlook or to create an email profile please read the following article:
How to create and configure a profile in Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2003:


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