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This article describes how to import Microsoft Internet Mail and News messages into Outlook Express.
Outlook Express is an upgrade to Internet Mail and News. By default, Outlook Express imports the Internet Mail and News message store during installation. Outlook Express can import messages from Eudora Pro or Eudora Light (through version 3.0), Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows Messaging, Netscape Communicator, and Netscape Mail (version 2 or 3). However, there is no command in Outlook Express to import Internet Mail and News messages after installation.
To import Internet Mail and News messages into Outlook Express, copy the Internet Mail and News mailbox (.mbx) files to the Outlook Express\Mail folder, and then rebuild the Folders.nch file. To do this, follow these steps:
For more information about this issue, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/163845/EN-US/ )Unable to Integrate Old Message Stores
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/175589/EN-US/ )E-mail Programs Create Message Store in Different Locations
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/170607/EN-US/ )One Folder Is Created Importing Two Folders with Same Name
Article ID: 176523 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
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