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    Moving from Windows Mail to Outlook or Thunderbird - importing emails?

    My Vista pc recently gave up the ghost and so I'm now using a new Windows 8 PC. On the email side, I used to use Windows Mail very happily and had many emails filed within its folders.

    When I converted to Windows 8, the only (free) email programme I could find which would allow me to import my old emails was Windows Live Mail so, rather reluctantly, I installed it.

    I'm now finding it a pain for several reasons and so would like to change to either Outlook (I'm already running Outlook 2002 - no, not a misprint!) or failing that Thunderbird, but so far have not found a way of exporting/importing my emails across from Windows Live Mail.

    Does anyone please know a way of doing it - even perhaps using another email programme which would enable me to import my emails and then export them in another more Outlook friendly format?

    Any thoughts please? I can't believe it's impossible!

    Thanks,

    V

    PS Even looked at running the old Windows Mail on Windows 8 but even though some people appear to have managed it, it did not work for me. However, in any case, Outlook or Thunderbird would be better.

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    No need to respond. I found my own solution here http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/migratefromoewlm.htm.

    It turned out to be easier than I thought!

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