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    In trying to move to Outlook 2003 from Windows Mail but cannot get my messages there. I've tried File, Export, Messages, Microsoft Exchange but get the following export error: "The export could not be performed. An error occurred while initializing MAPI." The other messages exporting format choice is Windows Mail. That works, but, in Outlook 2003, Windows Mail is not an import choice. I realize this is probably because Windows Mail is newer than Outlook 2003 but is there any way to get past either of these hurdles without upgrading to a newer Outlook? And, if I did that, would I be able to get my messages there (to either Outlook 2007 or 2010)?

    I am using Windows Vista and IE8, if that makes any difference.

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    You could install the Outlook connector into Outlook 2003 (Use a Windows live account in Outlook). You could then either continue to use Live Mail in Outlook or copy the message folder to a native outlook folder.

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    But it is Windows Mail I'm using not Windows Live Mail. Windows Live Mail is even newer than Windows Mail. Does Outlook Connector work between Windows Mail and Outlook 2003?

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    Export the contents of your WLM messages to an empty folder in a known location of your choosing.
    Use "Microsoft Exchange" as a file format to export with.
    Then import them into Outlook, by using outlook's importation function.

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    Both Windows Live Mail and Windows mail are Hotmail based and the Outlook connector will work with either.

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